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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.

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Essentially revocable in private law, this type of mandate automatically presupposes that the mandator can decide cessation of legal relations of mandate with the mandatary at any time, ad nutum, in view of the fact that their interests are not well secured.
Therefore, the mandatary is entitled to receive reimbursement of his expenses.
As mandatary and future prime minister I undertake to ensure that the new reformist government will build a civil, unitary and European Macedonia.
94) It cannot be argued that the principal debtor acts as the surety's mandatary, so as to make the surety a party to the principal obligation.
As regards the loans contracted or guaranteed by the state, in case the money is insufficient to cover the payments fallen due completely, all the responsibility assumed by the mandatary agents cease, the bonds being simultaneously taken over by the Public Finance Ministry.
According to information from Commissioner Hahn's office, he is going to visit Macedonia either on 14 or 15 January, which overlaps with the timing when Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski is expected to tender his notice of resignation whereupon a caretaker government would be formed with a new mandatary and with the only task of organizing early parliamentary elections on 24 April.
1985 relative to the public project management, the SAS Design Campus and Nantes Mtropole constituted a group of command of which the SAS Design Campus is the mandatary .
Company management mandate contract by which the saiem entrusts the mandatary with the task of acting on his behalf and on his behalf, Alongside the chairman and chief executive officer, The services of delegated management, Company management (financial management, Accounting, Legal and social), Investment management (extended to project management assistance), Rental management of real estate assets.
La Semdas, the mandatary of the Client, acts in the name and on behalf of the Commune of Dompierre-sur-Mer.