Definition of enjoin
1 : to direct or impose by authoritative order or with urgent admonition enjoined us to be careful
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Examples of enjoin in a Sentence
He was enjoined by his conscience from telling a lie.
The judge enjoined them from selling the property.
Recent Examples of enjoin from the Web
For now, the Charlottesville council's decision has been enjoined by a court order.
The other striking feature of SCIOs is that they are expressly enjoined to break into new high-tech sectors.
The court enjoined the Neuschwanders from renting their property on a short-term basis.
Davis filed an emergency injunction motion June 5 to block the funding and essentially enjoin the DDA, the public entity that owns the arena, from capturing the tax revenue.
The lawsuit seeks, among other things, an injunction to enjoin the university from penalizing, discriminating against or violating the free speech of Jewish students and community members; and damages for discrimination and emotional distress.
The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgement from the court declaring that Trump is subject to the Emoluments Clause, and an order enjoining Trump from accepting emoluments.
Nor do courts engage in prior restraint, enjoining speech before it has been made.
Accordingly, the E.O. itself provides that the suspension prescribed in Section 2(c) ends at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, whether or not any courts have enjoined its implementation in the interim.
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What do enjoin and junta Have in Common?
Which of these words do you think has the same root as enjoin? a. entelechy b. joy c. junta d. purloin It might help if we tell you that enjoin derives ultimately from the verb jungere, which means "to join." Jungere is behind a number of English words, including join, conjoin, disjoin, and junction. Are you ready for your answer? The correct choice is junta, a term that entered English by way of Spanish. A junta is a committee that controls a government, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power - in other words, a group of persons joined together for a specific purpose.
Synonym Discussion of enjoin
ENJOIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enjoin for English Language Learners
: to direct or order (someone) to do something
: to prevent (someone) from doing something; especially : to give a legal order preventing (someone) from doing something
Legal Definition of enjoin
: to prohibit by judicial order : issue an injunction against a three-judge district court had enjoined the plans — W. J. Brennan, Jr.
Origin and Etymology of enjoin
Anglo-French enjoindre to impose, constrain, from Old French, from Latin injungere to attach, impose, from in- on + jungere to join
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