adjective: of, affecting, or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group; applicable to all cases:
noun: a person or thing having universal effect, currency, or application, in particular:
Synonyms: : general, ubiquitous, comprehensive, common, omnipresent, all-inclusive,all-embracing, across-the-board; global, worldwide,international, widespread; formal catholic.
- a particular Christian organization,typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines:
- the hierarchy of clergy of a Christian organization,
- institutionalized religion as a political or social force
- an important assignment carried out for political, religious, or commercial purposes, typically involving travel
- a group of people sent on a mission
- an organization or institution involved in a long-term assignment in a foreign country
- an operation carried out by military aircraft
- the vocation or calling of a religious organization
- a building or group of buildings used by a Christian mission.
- a strongly felt aim, ambition, or calling
- assignment, commission, expedition, journey, trip, undertaking, operation; task, job, labor, work, duty, charge, trust, vocation, calling, goal, aim, quest,purpose, function, life’s work, delegation, deputation, commission,legation, sortie, operation, raid.
- an official order or commission to do something:
- Law a commission by which a party is entrusted to perform a service, esp. without payment and with indemnity against loss by that party.
- Law an order from an appellate court to a lower court to take a specific action.
- a written authority enabling someone to carry out transactions on another’s bank account.
- historically a commission from the League of Nations to a member state to administer a territory:
- the authority to carry out a policy or course of action,
- assign (territory) under a mandate of the League of Nations: (as adj. mandated) : mandated territories.
- approval, acceptance, ratification, endorsement, sanction, authorization, instruction, directive, decree, command, order, injunction, edict, charge, commission, bidding, ruling, or formal ordinance.
- Mandate (criminal law), an official or authoritative command; an order or injunction
- Mandate (international law), an obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body
- Mandate (politics), the power granted by an electorate
- Mandate (theology), to some Christians, an order from God