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Noun: directive  dI'rek-tiv or di'rek-tiv
  1. A pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
    "the boss loves to send us directives"
Adjective: directive  dI'rek-tiv or di'rek-tiv
  1. Showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
    "felt his mother's directive arm around him";
    - directing, directional, guiding

Derived forms: directives

See also: leading

Type of: dictum, pronouncement, say-so

Encyclopedia: Directive