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directives

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plural of directive

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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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“Directives.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/directives. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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