|n.||1.||An official or authoritative command, order, or authorization from a superior official to a subordinate; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.|
|2.||(Politics) An authorization to carry out a specific public policy, given by the electorate to their representatives; - it is considered to be implied by the election of a candidate by a significant margin after that candidate has campaigned with that policy as a prominent element of the campaign platform.|
|3.||Authorization by a multinational body to a nation to administer the government and affairs of a territory, usually a former colony; |
|4.||(Canon Law) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.|
|5.||(Scots Law) A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.|
|Noun||1.||mandate - a document giving an official instruction or command|
|2.||mandate - a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves|
|3.||mandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory|
|Verb||1.||mandate - assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"|
|2.||mandate - make mandatory; "the new director of the schoolbaord mandated regular tests"|
|3.||mandate - assign authority to|
MANDATE. Mandatum or commission, contracts. Sir William Jones defines a
mandate to be a bailment of goods without reward, to be carried from place
to place, or to have some act performed about them. Jones' Bailm. 52; 2 Ld.
Raym. 909, 913. This seems more properly an enumeration of the various sorts
of mandates than a definition of the contract. According to Mr. Justice
Story, it is a bailment of personal property, in regard to which the bailee
engages to do some act without reward. Bailm. Sec. 137. And Mr. Chancellor
Kent defines it to be when one undertakes, without recompense, to do some
act for the other in respect to the thing bailed. Comm. 443. See, for other
definitions, Story on Bailm. Sec. 137; Pothier, Pand. lib. 17, tit. 1;
Wood's Civ. Law, B. 3, c. 5, p. 242; Halifax's Anal. of the Civ. Law, 70,;
Code of Louis. art. 2954; Code Civ. art. 1984; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1068.
2. From the very term of the definition, three things are necessary to create a mandate. First, that there should exist something which should be the matter of the contract; secondly, that it should be done gratuitously; and thirdly, that the parties. should voluntarily intend to enter into the contract. Poth. Pand. Lib. 17, tit. 1, p. 1, Sec. 1; Poth. Contr. de Mandat, c. 1, Sec. 2.
3. There is no particular form or manner of entering into the contract of mandate, prescribed either by the common law, or by the civil law, in order to give it validity. It may be verbal or in writing; it may be express or implied it may be in solemn form or in any other manner. Story on Bailm. Sec. 160. The contract may be varied at the pleasure of the parties. It may be absolute or conditional, general or special, temporary or permanent. Wood's Civ. Law, 242; 1 Domat, B. 1. tit. 15, Sec. 1, 6, 7, 8; Poth. Contr. de Mandat, c. 1, Sec. 3, n. 34, 35, 36.
4. As to the degree of diligence which the mandatory is bound to exercise, see Mandatory; Negligence; Pothier, Mandat, h. t; Louis. Code, tit. 15 Code Civ. t. 13, c. 2 Story on Bailm. Sec. 163 to 195; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1073.
5. As to the duties and obligations of the mandator, see Story on Bailm. 196 to 201; Code Civ. tit. 13, c. 3; Louis. Code, tit. 15, c. 4; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1074.
6. The contract of mandate may be dissolved in various ways: 1. It may be dissolved by the mandatary at any time before he has entered upon its execution; but in this case, as indeed in all others, where the contract is dissolved before the act is done which the parties intended, the property bailed is to be restored to the mandator.
7.-2. It may be dissolved by the death of the mandatory; for, being founded in personal confidence, it is not presumed to pass to his representatives, unless there is some special stipulation to that effect. But this principally applies to cases where the mandate remains wholly unexecuted; for if it be in part executed, there may in some cases, arise a personal obligation on the part of the representatives to complete it. Story on Bailm. Sec. 202.; 2 Kent's Com. 504, Sec. 4; Pothier, Mandat, c. 4, Sec. 1, n. 101.
8. Whenever the trust is of a nature which requires united, advice, confidence and skill of all, and is deemed a joint personal trust to all, the death of one joint mandatary dissolves the contract as to all. See Story on Bailm. Sec. 202; Co. Litt. 112, b; Id. 181, b; Com. Dig. Attorney, C 8; Bac. Abr. Authority, C; 2 Kent's Com. 504 7 Taunt. 403.
9. The death of the mandator, in like manner, puts an end to the contract. See 2 Mason's R. 342; 8 Wheat. R. 174; 2 Kent's Com. 507; 1 Domat, B. 1, tit. 15, Sec. 4, n. 6, 7, 8; Pothier, Contract de Mandat, c. 4, Sec. 2, n. 103. But although an unexecuted mandate ceases with the death of the mandator, yet, if it be executed in part at that time, it is binding to that extent, and his representatives must indemnify the mandatory. Story on Bailm. Sec. 204, 205.
10.-3. The contract of mandate may be dissolved by a change in the state of the parties; as if either party becomes insane, or, being a woman, marries before the execution of the mandate. Story on Bailm. Sec. 206; 2 Rop. on H. & W., 69, 73; Salk. 117; Bac. Abr. Baron and Feme, E; 2 Kent's Com. 506,
11.-4. It may be dissolved by a revocation of the authority, either by operation of law, or by the act of the mandator.
12. It ceases by operation of law when the power of the mandator ceases over the subject-matter; as, if he be a guardian, it ceases, as to his ward's property, by the termination of the guardianship. Pothier, Contract de Mandat, c. 4, Sec. 4, n. 112.
13. So, if the mandator sells the property, it ceases upon the sale, if it be made known to the mandatory. 7 Ves. Jr. 276; Story on Bailm. Sec. 207.
14. By the civil law the contract of mandate ceases by the revocation of the authority. Story on Bailm. Sec. 208; Code Civ. art. 2003 to 2008; Louis, Code, art. 2997.
15. At common law, the party giving an authority is generally entitled to revoke it. See 5 T. R. 215; Wallace's R. 126; 5 Binn. 316. But, if it be given as a part of a security, as if a letter of attorney be given to collect a debt, as a security for money advanced, it is irrevocable by the party, although revoked by death. 2 Mason's R. 342; 8 Wheat. 174; 2 Esp. R. 365; 7 Ves. 28; 2 Ves. & Bea. 51; 1 Stark. R. 121; 4 Campb. 272.
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