Definition - adj 1: being or having the characteristics of an act or duty prescribed by law as part of the duties of an administrative office 2: relating to or being an act done after ascertaining the existence of a specified state of facts in obedience to legal and esp. statutory mandate without exercise of personal judgment or discretion see also mandamus compare discretionary Pronunciation"mi-n&-'stir-E-&l
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