directive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

direct +‎ -ive

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Noun[edit]

directive ‎(plural directives)

  1. An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal.
  2. An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force.
  3. (European Union law) A form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.
  4. The directive case.

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Adjective[edit]

directive ‎(not comparable)

  1. that directs
  2. serving to direct, indicate, or guide.
  3. (grammar) relating to the directive case

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Adjective[edit]

directive

  1. feminine singular of directif

Noun[edit]

directive f ‎(plural directives)

  1. directive, general instructions, guideline

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