mandate

Definition: A command from an authority

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The History of Fiction - By John Colin Dunlop
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The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...It is you who, sent by him to Constantinople, to treat with the emperor for the life or death of your benefactor, brought back a false mandate granting fuil pardon !...
Romola - By George Eliot
...And, to crown the difficulties of the government, for a month and more--in obedience to a mandate from Rome--Fra Girolamo had ceased to preach ....
A Library of Famous Fiction - By Harriet Beecher Stowe
...My father informed me that a mandate from the Emperor must transport me a thousand miles from you, and that this mandate must be obeyed immediately ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Though rank and high the holocaust Of nations steams to heaven, Glad I 'd join the death-doomed host, Were but the mandate given . "...
The Call of the Wild - By Jack London, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress), Philip R. Goodwin, Charles Livingston Bull, Charles Edward Hooper
...Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the law; and this mandate, down out of the depths of Time, he obeyed ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...After all, he thought it a good thing for a man to have his authority respected in his own house, even if his sense of humor sometimes made him question the force of his mandate ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...The rich ornaments of his military attire had indeed been repeatedly handled by different individuals of the tribe with eyes expressing a savage longing to possess the baubles; but before the customary violence could be resorted to, a mandate, in the authoritative voice of the large warrior already mentioned, stayed the uplifted hand, and convinced Heyward that they were to be reserved for some object of particular moment ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton, Philip M. Parker
...After all, he thought it a good thing for a man to have his authority respected in his own house, even if his sense of humor sometimes made him question the force of his mandate ....
White Fang - By Jack London
...While she accepted him because it was the mandate of the gods, that was no reason that she should leave him in peace ....
Don Quixote - By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
...It is recorded, then, that as soon as Sancho had gone, Don Quixote felt his loneliness, and had it been possible for him to revoke the mandate and take away the government from him, he would have done so ....
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - By Mark Twain, Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress)
...Of course this royal attention had an immediate result : all the great lords and ladies of the Court began to flock there to see and listen to the wonderful girl-soldier that all the world was talking about, and who had answered the King 's mandate with a bland refusal to obey ....
Villette - By Charlotte Bront
...A mandate to remain arrested me ....