- 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
Examples from the Web for injunction
They prevailed last August, obtaining—follow me here—an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of those provisions.
The injunction, she argued, only applies to these four plaintiffs—not to anyone else.
It is, after all, only reviewing a decline of a stay of an injunction to stop withholding licenses.Gay Marriage Chaos Begins
November 11, 2014
The Hippocratic injunction to “first, do no harm,” should be scrupulously respected.The U.S.’s ‘Yadda, Yadda, Yadda’ Doctrine for Syria
September 15, 2013
There is the constant use of the Quranic injunction: “To kill one innocent person is like killing a civilization.”How American Muslims Can Respond to Boston
Asra Q. Nomani
April 23, 2013
A friendly federal judge was besought to stop me by an injunction.Government by the Brewers?
However, he yielded to Cardinal Boccanera's injunction and again bowed.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Mammy left me with the injunction to call on her "ef I didn't have nowhar else to go."Southern Lights and Shadows
In spite of my injunction he mumbled something, and I was not unwilling to hear it.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
He did not even look up in obedience to the old man's injunction.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- 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
Word Origin and History for injunction
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).