A Mandate is an official order of commission to do something. A Mandate is broken down into a combination of a primary verb and a primary noun.
Think of a Mandate as “turn off the faucet,” or “feed the dog.” For these examples, the primary verb is “turn off” or “feed” and the primary noun is “faucet” or “dog.”
Every Citation can contain one or more mandates; but as in the case of Stub, Informational, and Information Gathering Citations, they don’t have to.
To read more about mandates, Stubs, Informational, and Information Gathering Citations check out our FAQ articles Why does this citation have no control? and What is the difference between a stub, informational, and information gathering citation?