Meaning of directive

di•rec•tive

Pronunciation: (di-rek'tiv, dī-), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to direct; directing: a directive board.
  2. pertaining to a type of psychotherapy in which the therapist actively offers advice and information rather than dealing only with information supplied by the patient.
—n.
  1. an authoritative instruction or direction; specific order: a new directive by the President on foreign aid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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