injunction [in- juhngk-sh uh n] Examples Word Origin . 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 1520–30;
Late Latin injunctiōn-
), equivalent to
) (past participle of
to join to; see
-iōn- -ion Related forms in·junc·tive, adjective in·junc·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for injunctive Historical Examples of injunctive British Dictionary definitions for injunctive 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 Derived Forms injunctive, adjective injunctively, adverb Word Origin for injunction
C16: from Late Latin
injunctiō, from Latin injungere to enjoin
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Word Origin and History for injunctive
1620s, from Latin
injunct-, past participle stem of injungere (see enjoin) + -ive. As a term in grammar, from 1910. n.
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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A court order that either compels or restrains an act by an individual, organization, or government official. In
labor– management relations, injunctions have been used to prevent workers from going on strike.
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