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Definition of "mandatary" []

  • A person or nation receiving a mandate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mandatary" in a sentence
  • "They went for 3 or 4 thousand years, until they were conquered by the romans and the last mandatary (Cleopatra VII) suicided."
  • "I remember — I think it was first — well it had to have been first grade because there wasn't mandatary kindergarten back then so my first year of school was first grade, not kindergarten."
  • "AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR, ACCORDING TO plans laid during it, France became the mandatary power, under the League of Nations, in what today is Syria and Lebanon."