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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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  • The plaintiffs did not ask for a restraining order or an injunction to enjoin the trustee's sale.
  • The law courts could award monetary damages, but could not enjoin.
  • We vacate the judgment of the district court because it lacked jurisdiction to enjoin the arbitration.
  • The debtor's principal sought to enjoin prosecution of the existing warrants and to enjoin swearing out of future warrants.
  • It also hears cases where a party seeks to enjoin or stop certain actions by another party.
  • Upon a showing by a preponderance of the evidence, the court may enjoin all or any part of a request or requests.
British Dictionary definitions for enjoin

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 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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