assume the mantle

assume the mantle

To take, inherit, or receive the responsibilities and duties associated with a certain position or job, especially one regarded as important or powerful. The king led the country for over 60 years; now, his daughter will assume the mantle of the throne.
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But that path will have to go through Congress, and specifically through what remains of the political center, which must now assume the mantle of leadership from an executive branch that has clearly run out of useful ideas.
Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a 64-year-old career Mugabe loyalist nicknamed "The Crocodile" is seen as a likely candidate to assume the mantle of future successor.
Now is your opportunity to join this elite group and assume the mantle in a figurative sense by completing the word rebus that awaits you.
But the five-man selection committee, headed by former captain Dilip Vengsarkar, felt Dhoni's 20 Tests in two years left the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman too raw to assume the mantle.
Equally, does Labour have sufficient inspiration and reserve to assume the mantle of office and steer a positive and sustainable course?
VC spokesman Neal Wilkins said: "Although Robbie Keane was the skipper against Brazil in the recent friendly, we feel that Dunne is more the type of player to assume the mantle of leader on the pitch.
The trade organization, which represents around 1,900 independent beer distributors throughout the country, said that Betty Buck will assume the mantle from Phillip Short, who has completed his tenure as chairman.
The Coalition also announced that Bruce Meyerson will step in and assume the mantle of leadership at the Coalition, a civic organization that is collaborating on the renovation of Father Duffy Square located in the heart of Times Square.
What might in retrospect seem a quaintly theatrical attempt to assume the mantle of the "militant" or "radical" was, in fact, an action grounded in real political conflict and linked to substantial personal risk.
But should Milner find the net tonight he will assume the mantle, as he is aged just 18.
And, with local and European elections looming in a couple of months, the party is under more pressure to assume the mantle of complete democracy and anti-terrorism.
Luke Fayers and Dale Price both went close for Carmarthen, who will now assume the mantle of favourites when the sides meet again in the second leg on March 6.
Assuming the bid is approved by creditors, Spain-based multi-millionaire Fisher would assume the mantle of chairman once again.
Sabriel must assume the mantle of his responsibility, though she has no idea what that means.