Di*rect"o*ry (?), a. [L. directorius.]

Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.


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Di*rect"o*ry, n.; pl. Directories ().


A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.


A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.

<-- as, a telephone directory. -->

3. [Cf. F. directoire.]

A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.


Direction; guide.




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