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directive

 [dĭ-rek´tiv]
a stated instruction or order. See also will.
advance d's see advance directives.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

directive

(di-rek'tiv),
An authoritative order, instruction, or guide, usually specific and in writing.
[Med. L. directivum, fr. di-rigo, di-rectum, to make straight, set in order, guide direct, instruct]
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