For mandating the
In this sense, it is used synonymously with Power of Attorney.n. This seems more properly an enumeration of the various sorts of mandates than a definition of the contract. Justice Story, it is a bailment of personal property, in regard to which the bailee engages to do some act without reward.
1) any mandatory order or requirement under statute, regulation, or by a public agency.
At common law, the party giving an authority is generally entitled to revoke it.
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.
It may be dissolved by the mandatary at any time before he has entered upon its execution; but in this case, as indeed in all others, where the contract is dissolved before the act is done which the parties intended, the property bailed is to be restored to the mandator. It may be dissolved by the death of the mandatory; for, being founded in personal confidence, it is not presumed to pass to his representatives, unless there is some special stipulation to that effect.
There is no particular form or manner of entering into the contract of mandate, prescribed either by the common law, or by the civil law, in order to give it validity. It may be absolute or conditional, general or special, temporary or permanent.