But, if it be given as a part of a security, as if a letter of attorney be given to collect a debt, as a security for money advanced, it is irrevocable by the party, although revoked by death.
A mandate is commonly revocable until acted upon and is terminated by the death of the mandator.
But although an unexecuted mandate ceases with the death of the mandator, yet, if it be executed in part at that time, it is binding to that extent, and his representatives must indemnify the mandatory.
The contract of mandate may be dissolved by a change in the state of the parties; as if either party becomes insane, or, being a woman, marries before the execution of the mandate.
3) same as the writ of mandamus, which orders a public official or public body to comply with the law. Sir William Jones defines a mandate to be a bailment of goods without reward, to be carried from place to place, or to have some act performed about them.
(See: mandamus, writ of mandate)noun authoritative command, authoritative order, behest, bid, canon, charge, command, command by the court, commandment, decree, decretal, dictate, direction, directive, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, instruction, judicial command, judicial decree, judicial order, mandatum, order, precept, prescript, prescription, proscription, regulation, request, requirement, requisition, rule, ruling, ultimatum, written order Associated concepts: judicial mandate, legislative mandate, mandate of the court Foreign phrases: Rei turpis nullum mandatum est. Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque concessa esse videntur, sine quibus juuisdictio explicari non potest.
By the civil law the contract of mandate ceases by the revocation of the authority.