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An official or authoritative instruction.‘a new EC directive’
instruction, direction, command, order, charge, injunction, enjoinment, prescription, demandView synonyms
- ‘The Chief Justice will issue directives which will guide attorneys and others on what practice is to be utilised.’
- ‘Schools in Bangalore are in focus these days, thanks to two directives.’
- ‘God shows no partiality to the rich or poor when it comes to obeying his moral directives.’
- ‘Ireland has also been punished by Europe for failing to implement a number of environmental directives.’
- ‘It cannot afford to have a deputy who needs to rely on directions and directives from above.’
- ‘State authorities have ignored court directives demanding certain prisoners be produced.’
- ‘He said the directives should be given legal authority for the system to work.’
- ‘The police had registered the case and started investigations on directives from the Chief Minister.’
- ‘Everything is illegal unless approved by the government, thus the reason for such idiotic regulations and directives.’
- ‘At World Cups, referees receive directives from Fifa about a particular aspect of the game which has become a concern.’
- ‘To recall, the state is deemed to enforce all directives of Apex Courts without any impediment.’
- ‘Law-making in the EU is generally carried out through regulations or directives.’
- ‘The US government has no authority to issue directives to the country's courts.’
- ‘None of the above directives have ever been implemented or enforced.’
- ‘If Community action is required, the Commission will proceed through directives rather than regulations.’
- ‘Thus, we can see the directives of the local authorities in making those decisions.’
- ‘It had become a work game whereby workers found ways to subvert directives from supervisors.’
- ‘It also drafts standards for power conversion and monitors European Commission directives on behalf of its members.’
- ‘In fact, many are likely to be confused and discouraged by these prescriptions and directives.’
- ‘In fact, it could not change its plan as it was set in stone, dictated by EU directives.’
Involving the management or guidance of operations.‘the authority is seeking a directive role in energy policy’
- ‘James therefore continues the passage quoted above with a new directive speech act.’
- ‘I regard that as much more directive than simply responding to a request.’
- ‘Compare the rights at issue in this case with directive principles in the Indian Constitution.’
- ‘Are these rights in the South African Constitution viewed in effect by the Court as directive principles?’
- ‘Although I began the new center with a more directive approach, I became more facilitative as time passed.’
- ‘But the system only worked because the United States was prepared to play a leading and directive role.’
- ‘A directive style was more common among senior managers than middle managers.’
- ‘We can then use the require directive line to restrict users to one or more particular groups.’
- ‘The above schematic principle functions as a directive principle within evolutionary biology.’
- ‘My actions revealed a more directive approach, one that seemed inconsistent with my ideal view of collaborative supervision.’
- ‘The Bank of Montreal was not prepared to do so and the terms of the order were not very directive towards the Bank.’
- ‘What the Indian Constitution of 1950 called directive principles of state policies illustrates this clearly.’
Late Middle English (as an adjective): from medieval Latin directivus, from direct- ‘guided, put straight’, from the verb dirigere (see direct).
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