a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <the company president regularly issues directives intended for all staff members> Synonyms behest
an order publicly issued by an authority <a directive issued by the archbishop that is to be read during Sunday services at every parish> Related Words call
a written communication giving information or directions <a growing stack of unread directives from the company's senior vice president> Related Words announcement
, post [chiefly British]
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