Mandate etymology


English word mandate comes from Latin do (I give.. I offer, render.. I yield, surrender, concede.), Proto-Indo-European *men-, Latin dare, Proto-Indo-European *dhē-

Etymology of mandate

Detailed word origin of mandate

Dictionary entry Language Definition
do Latin (lat) I give.. I offer, render.. I yield, surrender, concede.
*men- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
dare Latin (lat)
*dhē- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
manus Latin (lat) (Old Latin) good (figuratively) bravery, valor. (figuratively) violence, fighting. (legal) an arrest. (legal) legal power of a man over his wife. (military, nautical) grappling hooks used to snare enemy vessels. A side, part, faction. A stake (in dice). A thrust with a sword. Branch of a tree. Group of people. Group, company, host, multitude of people, especially of soldiers. Hand. [...]
mando Latin (lat) I order, command. I commission. I commit, consign. I confide. I entrust. I put in hand; deliver over. I put in writing. I send word to I chew, masticate. I bite, gnaw Glutton, gormandizer.
mandatum novum do vobis Latin (lat)
mandate English (en) To authorize. To make mandatory (Can we clean up([ +]) this sense?) An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.. (politics) The authority to do something, as granted to a politician by the electorate.