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1 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
  • the company president regularly issues directives intended for all staff members

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2 an order publicly issued by an authority
  • a directive issued by the archbishop that is to be read during Sunday services at every parish

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3 a written communication giving information or directions
  • a growing stack of unread directives from the company's senior vice president

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The first known use of directive was in the 15th century

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“Directive.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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