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injunction

[in-juhngk-shuh n] /ɪnˈdʒʌŋk ʃən/
noun
1.
Law. a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to whom it is directed to do a particular act or to refrain from doing a particular act.
2.
an act or instance of enjoining.
3.
a command; order; admonition:
the injunctions of the Lord.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin injunctiōn- (stem of injunctiō), equivalent to Latin injunct(us) (past participle of injungere to join to; see enjoin) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
injunctive, adjective
injunctively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for in-junction

injunction

/ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən/
noun
1.
(law) an instruction or order issued by a court to a party to an action, esp to refrain from some act, such as causing a nuisance
2.
a command, admonition, etc
3.
the act of enjoining
Derived Forms
injunctive, adjective
injunctively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin injunctiō, from Latin injungere to enjoin
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Word Origin and History for in-junction

injunction

n.

early 15c., from Late Latin injunctionem (nominative injunctio) "a command," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin injungere "impose," literally "attach to" (see enjoin).

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in-junction in Culture

injunction definition


A court order that either compels or restrains an act by an individual, organization, or government official. In labormanagement relations, injunctions have been used to prevent workers from going on strike.

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