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injunction

Syllabification: in·junc·tion
Pronunciation: /inˈjəNG(k)SH(ə)n
 
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Definition of injunction in English:

noun

1An authoritative warning or order.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

injunctive

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈjəNG(k)tiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

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