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Definition of "injunction" []

  • The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order. (noun)
  • Law A court order prohibiting a party from a specific course of action. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "injunction" in a sentence
  • ""Somehow they have gotten a court order - it's a little iffy whether it's an injunction, the word injunction is not written on it - but it's telling us that we're trespassing and we can't be here," Norman Stephens, a Gitxsan hereditary chief, said Thursday in a telephone interview."
  • "Anonsters: Evidently, the scope of this injunction is a political question, because the response to the question breaks cleanly along predictable political lines."
  • "To all within the sound of his word, the injunction is addressed, 'Be ye holy; for I am holy!' but to none, not to the most intelligent of his creatures, does he say, 'Be ye great, for I am great.'"