What is another word for mandates?

Pronunciation: [mˈande͡ɪts] (IPA)

Mandates refer to official orders or commands issued by an authority to enforce compliance with a particular action or decision. There are several synonyms for mandates, including directives, orders, decrees, instructions, commands, and edicts. These words have similar meanings and can be used interchangeably. For instance, a directive may indicate the specific course of action that must be taken, while an edict generally implies a formal written announcement from a governing authority. Overall, these synonyms provide a variety of ways to convey the idea of a binding instruction from a higher authority, ensuring that individuals or groups are expected to act in accordance with set guidelines.

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Usage examples for Mandates

Yes, for those who keep the holy mandates, whose hearts are pure as that heaven itself.
"The Maid of the Whispering Hills"
Vingie E. Roe
He took up quarters on board this ship and occasionally issued his mandates which came to the people as talismanic messengers to invigorate their patriotism.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution"
L. Carroll Judson
To this cause, I believe, can be traced every one of the long catalogue of disasters to which Ireland is a prey: the despairing poverty, reckless habits, indifference to the mandates of the law, have their source here.
"St. Patrick's Eve"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Mandates

  • I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes.
    John Boehner
  • Each State has its own health insurance mandates, and some of them are good, but there are about 1,800 of them all across the Nation, including provisions for acupuncturists, massage therapists, and hair replacements.
    Timothy Murphy
  • I hope we never get to the point that we put ourselves in Jesus' place. But when I read the New Testament basically, we get three mandates: to love God, to love each other, and to take care of the least among us. And I think this is at least a step in the right direction.
    Bob Riley
  • Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
    Marquis de Sade
  • But what I believe is that if a person's individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system is violated under statute, we aggressively go after it. But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've got to do this and you've got to do that.
    Clarence Thomas

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