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DIRECTION. The order and government of an institution; the persons who compose the board of directors are jointly called the direction. Direction, in another sense, is nearly synonymous with instruction. (q.v.)

DIRECTION, practice. That part of a bill in chancery which contains the address of the bill to the court; this must of course, contain the appropriate and technical description of the court.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This part contained dense straightened unidirectional, longitudinal strands of type I collagen fibres arranged in a proximal to distal direction, with densely compacted fibroblasts (Fig.
3, number 7) whatever the carpometacarpal joint extended laterally and medially by palmarodistal outpouchings in distal direction between the corresponding 2nd and 4th metacarpal bones and the third metacarpal bone.
It serves as an anchor for the skin and fascia of the hand, resisting horizontal shearing forces in a distal direction, which would tend to deglove the skin of the palm.

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