verb (used with object)
Origin of enjoin
Examples from the Web for enjoin
That he doubted the right of the committee to enjoin secrecy; 2d.
I cried out, in such a tone of astonished indignation that Monna Giuliana seized my arm and pressed it to enjoin prudence.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
Shall we tear her very heart from her, while we enjoin her duties to which a whole heart is scarce equal?The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
This she could do, and yet not fail in any friendly duty which the remembrance of their former love might enjoin upon her.
He raised his hand, as though to enjoin silence, and then pointed it in front of him, raised to the level of his head.Beaumaroy Home from the Wars|Anthony Hope
Word Origin for enjoin
early 13c., engoinen, from stem of Old French enjoindre (12c.) "impose (on), inflict; subject to; assign (to)," from Latin injungere "to join, fasten, attach;" figuratively "to inflict, to attack, impose," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + jungere "to join" (see jugular). Related: Enjoined; enjoining.