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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.