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English Dictionary: injunction by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
injunction
n
  1. a formal command or admonition
  2. (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity; "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"
    Synonym(s): injunction, enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist order
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Injunction \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.
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