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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
  • n. Law A court order prohibiting a party from a specific course of action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
  • n. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
  • n. A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
  • n. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
  • n. A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enjoining or directing; admonition as to action or duty; requirement.
  • n. That which is enjoined; a command, order, or admonition.
  • n. An obligation; engagement; imposition.
  • n. In law, a judicial process or order requiring the person to whom it is directed to do or to refrain from doing a particular thing.
  • n. Conjunction; union.
  • n. An injunction granted to continue pending the action, as distinguished from one merely temporary, or until opposition can be heard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
  • n. a formal command or admonition

Etymologies

Middle English injunccion, from Late Latin iniūnctiō, iniūnctiōn-, from Latin iniūnctus, past participle of iniungere, to enjoin : in-, in; + iungere, to join.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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