man·​da·​tor ˈman-ˌdā-tər How to pronounce mandator (audio)
: one that gives a mandate

Examples of mandator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Roman law, a mandatum was an authoritative command, and a person giving such a command was called a mandator. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, 20 May 2021 The mandator Canadian quarantine is serious; there’s a smartphone app that requires you to self-report each day, plus calls and in-person visits from government officials. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mandator was in 1681

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“Mandator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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