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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DIRECT. Straight forward; not collateral.
     2. The direct line of descents for example, is formed by a series of degrees between persons who descend one from another. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 886.

EVIDENCE, DIRECT. That which applies immediately to the fadum probandum, without any intervening process; as, if A testifies he saw B inflict a mortal wound on C, of which he, instantly died. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 13.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To improve the air connectivity between the national capital and the Northeast, direct flights are already connecting major cities like Imphal in Manipur, Guwahati in Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland.
"Therefore, opening of direct flights between major cities of India and Azerbaijan will help to increase the number of tourists coming to Azerbaijan, as well as to present Azerbaijan as a transit country for Indians traveling to Europe.
Citilink, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Garuda Airlines, will operate direct flights between Jakarta and Phnom Penh three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Titiksha Shah added: "I am a regular traveller to Mumbai for business and would be very pleased to have a direct flight."
Mounting a direct flight was one of four MOU documents forged at the side of the signing of the sisterhood pact.
Airfares for direct flights to major destinations in South India's Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi from Oman are set to surge, causing hassle to Indian families planning summer travel.
"It is expected this direct flight will not only be for the business people but also for students who want to continue their study (Indonesia or Philippines).
The maiden Kenya Airways direct flight from Nairobi to New York ended at about 2.51pm on Monday afternoon, with a touchdown at John F.
The union said the looming industrial action would include cabin crew refusing to perform duties on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that will be deployed for the first direct flight to New York.
GoAir will operate 03 direct flight services per week between Mumbai - Phuket - Mumbai at an affordable return fare starting from Rs 18,999 (All inclusive); 02 direct flight services per week between Delhi - Phuket - Delhi at an affordable return fare starting from Rs 18,999 (All inclusive), the company had said.
The investment and trade opportunities presented by this direct flight will certainly add value to both countries.

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