Definition of enjoin
- enjoined us to be careful
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He was enjoined by his conscience from telling a lie.
The judge enjoined them from selling the property.
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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.
: 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
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