Definition of 'directive'
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The European working time directive has already dangerously reduced their exposure to patients. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Referees are cracking down on high or dangerous challenges under a new safety directive from World Rugby. The Sun (2016)In 2018 a new European directive will ban them altogether. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new directives that have just come into force were always going to produce a rush of cards and controversy, so this was bang on cue. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Would they abandon the working time directive? Times, Sunday Times (2015)This year he said the bottles would have to change because of a new directive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It would sit well with the new directive and there would be no difficulty in providing content. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His memo says that all are strictly advised to adhere to the new directive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She says that she does not know why officials issued such a directive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Again the idea of a centralized purchasing plan to be implemented by directives remained in place. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)These take the form of specific directives to the enterprises detailing what they should produce and for whom. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990) Specific warnings and directives are given. Christianity Today (2000)Regulations were to be interpreted consistently with the Directive which they implemented. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is also not attributed to the implementation of the European working time directive without increasing the number of medical students. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perhaps then ministers would learn to issue directives and allow people to get on with things, instead of the seeming constant interference. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The new directive may persuade some smaller funds to leave the EU. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A European directive will also require claims for dietary supplements to be backed by evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Britain is currently leading a group of countries blocking the working time directive's mandatory 48-hour week. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Home Office pushed through its new directive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Doctors' organisations said the European working time directive meant there would be little time to provide training. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Federal officials say the directive, which is not backed by law, would protect pupils from harassment. The Sun (2016)I understand the Government is sufficiently concerned that it will soon issue guidance on how the banks should implement this directive. The Sun (2016)We learn that the civil servants responsible for implementing this directive in the UK insist that it does apply to organ pipes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)About 1 million people are now working under the directive Are the workers being paid the same as existing workers? Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: directive NOUN
A directive is an official instruction that is given by someone in authority.
Thanks to a new directive, food labelling will be more specific.
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