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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. family mandate
Luis fue la oveja negra de la familia porque desafió el mandato familiar y siguió sus propios sueños.Luis was the black sheep in the family because he defied the family mandate, and followed his own dreams.
b. unwritten family rule
Nunca hablé con mis hermanos sobre esto, pero creo que todos estudiamos derecho siguiendo el mandato familiar.I never talked about this with my siblings, but I believe we all studied law following an unwritten family rule.
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