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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.2 / 5 votes
Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.
canon, code, command, commandment, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule, statute
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
mandate, authorization, authorisationnoun
a document giving an official instruction or command
potency, dominance, empowerment, sanction, authority, say-so, authorisation, authorization, mandatory
a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
mandatary, authorization, mandatory, authorisation
the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
authorization, mandatory, authorisation
assign under a mandate
"mandate a colony"
"the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"
assign authority to
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
command, order, injunction, precept, charge, requirement
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
command, edict, order, injunction, precept
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
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The waivers simply diminish the burden of this terrible mandate on the refineries least able to afford it, and therefore allow them to continue doing business.
There is really no alternative; it has to be mandated, i know that can be a politically loaded word these days, but I assure you that nothing short of a mandate will provide future generations of Americans enough income for a secure retirement.
Either mandate it or do n’t mandate it, this is putting an inordinate amount of pressure on us.
Sen. Sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens.
This is clearly a mandate for pragmatism, not centrism.
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