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injunction

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noun in·junc·tion \in-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Simple Definition of injunction

  • law : an order from a court of law that says something must be done or must not be done

Full Definition of injunction

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of enjoining :  order, admonition

  2. 2 :  a writ granted by a court of equity whereby one is required to do or to refrain from doing a specified act

in·junc·tive play \-ˈjəŋ(k)-tiv\ adjective

Examples of injunction

  1. The group has obtained an injunction to prevent the demolition of the building.

  2. <in the cult there were injunctions for and against everything, as nothing was a matter of personal choice>



Origin of injunction

Middle English injunccion, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French enjunxion, from Late Latin injunction-, injunctio, from Latin injungere to enjoin — more at enjoin


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with injunction


INJUNCTION Defined for Kids

injunction

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noun in·junc·tion \in-ˈjəŋk-shən\

Definition of injunction

  1. :  a court order commanding or forbidding the doing of some act





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