|n.||1.||One to whom a command or charge is given; hence, specifically, a person to whom the pope has, by his prerogative, given a mandate or order for his benefice.|
|2.||(Law) One who undertakes to discharge a specific business commission; a mandatory.|
|Noun||1.||mandatary - the recipient of a mandate|
MANDATARY, contracts. One who undertakes to perform a mandate. Jones' Bailm.
53; Story on Bailm. 38. Dr. Halifax calls him mandatee. Halif. Anal. Civ.
Law, 70, Sec. 16, 17.
2. It is the duty of a mere mandatory, it is said, to take ordinary care of the property entrusted to him. Vide Negligence. But it has been held that he is liable only for gross negligence. 14 S. & R. 275; 2 Hawks, R. 145; 2 Murph. R. 373; 3 Dana, R. 205; 3 Mason, R. 132; 11 Wend, R. 25; Wright, R. 598; 1 Bouv. 1st. n. 1073.