Definition of injunction in English:

injunction

Syllabification: in·junc·tion
Pronunciation: /inˈjəNG(k)SHən
 
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noun

  • 1An authoritative warning or order.
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    • Commands and injunctions, as I suggested, punctuate the text from the outset.
    • Ancient traditions and rituals tend to abound with precepts and injunctions.
    • However, Muslim teachers quickly said acceptance of secularism is a rejection of Allah's injunctions, it is atheistic and a rejection of Islam.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1 Law A judicial order that restrains a person from beginning or continuing an action threatening or invading the legal right of another, or that compels a person to carry out a certain act, e.g., to make restitution to an injured party.
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    • This is not simply a case about an injunction to restrain threatened future conduct.
    • The Attorney-General sought an injunction to restrain breach of confidence.
    • The council's 15-strong Neighbour Nuisance Unit has helped secure more than 1,600 orders and injunctions against thugs.

Derivatives

injunctive

Pronunciation: /-ˈjəNG(k)tiv/
adjective
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  • To get injunctive relief, the defenders of traditional unions will have to establish that harm will occur if the county continues to issue marriage licenses to gays.
  • A further claim for injunctive relief (requesting attachment of my clients' assets) has been dismissed as being legally unfounded.
  • The cases are class actions in which injunctive relief is sought.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin injunctio(n-), from Latin injungere 'enjoin, impose'.

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