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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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At the same time Turkey's direct gold exports to Iran, which had been fluctuating between $1.2 billion and about $1.8 billion each month since April, slumped to just $180 million in August.
Direct Gold is a specially-designed holiday programme for the over 55s and will start operating next winter at selected properties in Malta, the Costa Blanca and the Algarve.
The virtue of this arrangement, it is claimed, is that it overcomes the weakness of a direct gold standard, that the currency issuing bank's fractional gold reserves may be insufficient to sustain convertibility.
In future direct gold sales, the use of gold loans and forward sales are not discounted, but in the short term lack of knowledge and experience, contacts with customers and the formative nature of state and federal interactions will mean that central organizations in Moscow will be used.