verb (used with object)
Origin of enjoin
Examples from the Web for enjoined
In addition to Iran and Syria, Paul said he believes “the Turks should be enjoined” in the fight.Rand Paul Wants to Team Up With Assad and Iran to Stop ISIS|Olivia Nuzzi|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Amalek, the Biblical evil-doer whose name we are enjoined to “blot out.”How Do We Deal with the Baseless Hatred at the Western Wall?|Emily L. Hauser|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She enjoined all Brazilians to reach out to the grieving families, declaring that “we will—because we must—overcome this” tragedy.
He had persistently refused this request, and now enjoined it upon Barbara to follow his example.Barbara Blomberg, Complete|Georg Ebers
He, therefore, enjoined on his converts the following moral precepts, viz.:—First: Thou shalt not kill any living creature.
They stand there, and have commissioned and enjoined me to stand there forever; and, so help me God, I will.
He had very suave and winning ways as confessor, though he enjoined great strictness as preacher.Classic French Course in English|William Cleaver Wilkinson
God has made but one standard of integrity and virtue, and this is enjoined alike upon men and women.What a Young Husband Ought to Know|Sylvanus Stall
British Dictionary definitions for enjoined
Word Origin for enjoin
Word Origin and History for enjoined
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.