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enjoin

[en-join] /ɛnˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis:
The doctor enjoined a strict diet.
2.
to direct or order to do something:
He was enjoined to live more frugally.
3.
Law. to prohibit or restrain by an injunction.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English enjoi(g)nen < Old French enjoindre < Latin injungere to fasten to, bring upon. See in-2, join
Related forms
enjoiner, noun
enjoinment, noun
reenjoin, verb (used with object)
unenjoined, adjective
Synonyms
2. charge, bid, command, require. 3. proscribe, interdict, ban.
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British Dictionary definitions for enjoining

enjoin

/ɪnˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to order (someone) to do (something); urge strongly; command
2.
to impose or prescribe (a condition, mode of behaviour, etc)
3.
(law) to require (a person) to do or refrain from doing (some act), esp by issuing an injunction
Derived Forms
enjoiner, noun
enjoinment, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere to fasten to, from in-² + jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for enjoining

enjoin

v.

early 13c., engoinen, from stem of Old French enjoindre (12c.) "impose (on), inflict; subject to; assign (to)," from Latin injungere "to join, fasten, attach;" figuratively "to inflict, to attack, impose," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + jungere "to join" (see jugular). Related: Enjoined; enjoining.

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