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-

Detailed word origin of mandate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
do Latin (lat) I give.. I offer, render.. I yield, surrender, concede.
*men- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
dare Latin (lat)
*dhē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
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 (eng) To authorize. To make mandatory (Can we clean up([http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wiktionary%3ARequests+for+cleanup&action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5Bmandate%5D%5D +]) 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.

Words with the same origin as mandate

Descendants of do
add addition additional command commander condition data database date demand demanding die edition editor recommend recommended rent surrender tradition traditional train traitor tray treason update
Descendants of *men-
automatic brain main mainland mansion mental mention min mind mine minor mint minus monastery monitor monk moon moonlight mount mountain moustache my permanent remain summon
Descendants of dare
commanding commandment commando commend commodore mandatory stardate vendor