direct


direct
di·rect 1 vt
1: to order with authority
the testator direct ed that the car go to his niece
2: to order entry of (a verdict) without jury consideration
the court direct ed a verdict in favor of the defendant
3: to act as director of
vi: to act as director
direct 2 adj
1 a: stemming immediately from a source
direct costs
a direct claim compare derivative
b: being or passing in a straight line from parent to offspring: lineal
a direct ancestor compare collateral
2: marked by absence of any intervening agency, instrumentality, or influence
direct consequences
3: effected by the action of the people or the electorate and not by representatives
direct democracy
4: characterized by close logical, causal, or consequential relationship
a direct interest in the outcome of the litigation
di·rect·ly adv
direct 3 n: direct examination
testimony given on direct

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

direct
I (forthright) adjective aboveboard, blunt, candid, clear, explicit, face to face, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, honest, ingenuous, open, outspoken, plain, point-blank, pointed, rectus, sincere, straightforward, summary, transparent, truthful, unaffected, unambiguous, unassuming, unconstrained, undeceitful, undeceiving, undeceptive, undesigning, undisguising, unfeigning, unpretending, unpretentious, unreserved, unrestrained, veracious, veridical II (straight) adjective aimed, guided, immediate, linear, rectilineal, steered, straightaway, true, unbent, unbroken, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, unswerving, unturned, unwarped, without a bend, without circumlocution, without divergence associated concepts: direct and proximate cause, direct attack, direct benefit, direct cause, direct contempt, direct control, direct damages, direct descendants, direct evidence, direct interest, direct knowledge, direct loss, direct result, direct route, direct tax, direct testimony, direct trust III (uninterrupted) adjective connected, consecutive, continual, continuous, progressive, steady, straight, successive, unbroken, unending, unfaltering, unstopped IV (order) verb adjure, bid, call upon, charge, command, decree, demand, dictate, enjoin, give a directive, give an order, give directions, give instructions, give orders, govern, instruct, issue a command, issue a decree, issue an order, ordain, prescribe, rule, set a task, signal, tell associated concepts: directed verdict V (show) verb conduct, designate, guide, homini viam monstrare, indicate, instruct, lead, navigate, point, point out, steer VI (supervise) verb administer, administrare, administrate, assign, be master, boss, coach, command, conduct, control, dirigere, dominate, educate, engineer, exercise authority, exercise supervision, govern, guide, head, lead, look after, manage, mastermind, oversee, preside, preside over, regere, regulate, rule, stage, steer, superintend, take command VII index accurate, administer (conduct), advise, appoint, arrange (methodize), candid, cause, charge (instruct on the law), clear (apparent), coherent (clear), command, compact (pithy), conduct, control (regulate), counsel, decree, demand, determine, dictate, discipline (control), discipline (train), dispatch (send off), edify, educate, enjoin, explicit, express, govern, handle (manage), hold (possess), impose (enforce), inculcate, indicate, influence, initiate, instill, manage, mandamus, manipulate (utilize skillfully), militate, moderate (preside over), motivate, nurture, officiate, operate, order, overlook (superintend), oversee, predominate (command), prescribe, preside, prevail (be in force), program, provide (arrange for), recommend, regulate (manage), require (compel), rule (govern), send, sententious, straightforward, subpoena, summary, superintend, unaffected (sincere), undistorted, wield

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


direct
v. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, "the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions" or "the jury is directed to disregard the defendant's outburst."

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


direct
As a verb, to point to; guide; order; command; instruct. To advise; suggest; request. As an adjective, immediate; proximate; by the shortest course; without circuity; operating by an immediate connection or relation, instead of operating through an intermediary; the opposite of indirect.
In the usual or regular course or order, as distinguished from that which diverts, interrupts, or opposes. The opposite of cross, contrary, collateral, or remote. Without any intervening medium, agency, or influence; unconditional.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


direct
As a verb, to point to; guide; order; command; instruct. To advise; suggest; request. As an adjective, immediate; proximate; by the shortest course; without circuity; operating by an imme diate connection or relation, instead of operating through an intermediary; the opposite of indirect.
 
In the usual or regular course or order, as distinguished from that which diverts, interrupts, or opposes. The opposite of cross, contrary, collateral, or remote. Without any intervening medium, agency, or influence; unconditional.

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