directive

  

Definition

Formal and usually mandatory executive order or official pronouncement on a policy or procedure, or one which encourages or discourages some activity.

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  • I had to follow the directive, or I would be fired and thrown out onto the street by my landlord, because I would not have any rent money.

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  • If your boss gives you a directive it is best to get it out of the way quickly to show him you can handle any job.

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  • In the event that you could be seriously injured and unable to speak for yourself, it is important to have an medical advanced directive ; doctors will know your wishes.

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