from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a director or directorate.
  • adj. Serving to direct; directive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a director
  • adj. Of or pertaining to administration or to a directorate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality of a director, or authoritative guide; directive.
  • adj. Pertaining to: director or directory; specifically, relating to the Directory of France under the first republic. See Directory, 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That directs; invested with direction or control.
  • Belonging to a director or a body of directors, as the French Directory.


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