General purposes and effect is the same mandating an agent to act on one's behalf to complete a specific task or job. The scope of the Auftrag can vary quite differently from that of the agency mandate inasmuch as the scope of latter depends entirely on what was agreed (see agency law).
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the action of giving a person or an organisation the authority to act in a certain way
The UN says its peacekeepers do not have a mandate to intervene to stop fighting in DR Congo.