from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One to whom a mandate is given; a mandatary.
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Dec 8th, 2004 at 5: 36 pm my point was that maybe the reason they don’t courageously vote to ignore unfunded mandates is that the mandating power will punish the mandatee that disobeys. as in, maybe there’s a good reason instead of the cowardice that you imply guides their actions. madman