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Meaning of INJUNCTION

Pronunciation:  in'jungkshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
  2. [n]  a formal command or admonition
 

INJUNCTION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: cease and desist order, enjoining, enjoinment
 
 See Also: ban, bid, bidding, command, dictation, final injunction, interdiction, interlocutory injunction, mandatory injunction, permanent injunction, prohibition, proscription, temporary injunction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*junc"tion\, n. [L. injunctio, fr. injungere,
injunctum, to join into, to enjoin. See {Enjoin}.]
1. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or
   prohibiting.

2. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a
   command; a precept; a direction.

         For still they knew,and ought to have still
         remembered, The high injunction,not to taste that
         fruit.                                --Milton.

         Necessary as the injunctions of lawful authority.
                                               --South.

3. (Law) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity,
   and, insome cases, under statutes, by a court of
   law,whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from
   doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

Note: It is more generally used as a preventive than as a
      restorative process, although by no means confined to
      the former. --Wharton. Daniell. Story.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: A prohibitive order or remedy issued by the court at the suit of the complaining party, which forbids the defendant to do some act which he is threatening or attempting to do. Conversely, it may require him to perform an act which he is obligated to perform but refuses to do.
 
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