Etymology
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mandatary (n.)

"person to whom a mandate has been given, one who receives a command or charge," 1610s, from Late Latin mandatarius "one to whom a charge or commission has been given," from Latin mandatus, past participle of mandare "to order, commit to one's charge" (see mandate (n.)).

updated on November 12, 2018

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Definitions of mandatary from WordNet

mandatary (n.)
the recipient of a mandate;
Synonyms: mandatory
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