1An authoritative warning or order.
- 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.
order, ruling, direction, directive, command, instruction, demand;
decree, edict, prescription, dictum, dictate, fiat, mandate, ordainment, enjoinment, exhortation, admonition, precept, ultimatum;
in Tsarist Russia ukase
rare monition, firman, decretal, irade
1.1 Law A judicial order restraining a person from beginning or continuing an action threatening or invading the legal right of another, or compelling a person to carry out a certain act, e.g. to make restitution to an injured party.
- 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.
- 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.
Late Middle English: from late Latin injunctio(n-), from Latin injungere 'enjoin, impose'.
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