AskDefine | Define directive

Dictionary Definition

directive adj : showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress" [syn: directing, directional, guiding] n : a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"

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English

Etymology

Noun

  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. In European Union law, a directive is a form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.

Translations

An instruction or guideline that indicates how to perform an action or reach a goal
An authoritative decision from an official body, which may or may not have binding force
a form of legislative act addressed to the EU Member States

Adjective

  1. that directs

Translations

French

Adjective

directive
  1. feminine form of directif

Noun

fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Directive may refer to:
directive in French: Directive

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