The Mandate of Heaven (Chinese: 天命; pinyin: Tiānmìng; Wade–Giles: T'ien-ming; lit. 'Heaven's will') is a Chinese political philosophy that was used in ancient and imperial China to justify the rule of the King or Emperor of China.
Mandate of Heaven, Wikipedia, sourced 7 December 2021.
A Reddit post recently flatly contradicted the above claims about the "Mandate of Heaven":
Most western history books and videos use the term "Mandate of Heaven" to describe Chinese Dynasty cycles. However, Strangely most Chinese Students and Scholars have never heard this term before, as the term "mandate of heaven" was never used in actual historic context. ...
In Short, Tianming was rarely used in any history context to describe anything related to rise and fall of Chinese dynasty.
Fake Translation Debunked: Mandate of Heaven by user u/MingoUSA at r/ChineseLanguage, c. 7 December 2021.
It's hard to tell precisely if this claim is correct. The Wikipedia page doesn't describe the origin of the term "Mandate of Heaven". So...
Question: How was the term "Mandate of Heaven" used during the rise and fall of Chinese dynasties?