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Mandate
1) Any mandatory order or requirement under statute, regulation, or by a public agency. 2) An order from an appeallate court to a lower court (usually the original trial court in the case) directing the lower court to enforce a court order or to comply with the appeallate court's ruling. (See also: mandamus)
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