- 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.
- an act or instance of enjoining.
- a command; order; admonition: the injunctions of the Lord.
Origin of injunction
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- 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
- a command, admonition, etc
- the act of enjoining
C16: from Late Latin injunctiō, from Latin injungere to enjoin
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Word Origin and History for in-junction
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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