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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enjoin  \En*join"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enjoined};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Enjoining}.]  [F.  enjoindre  L.  injungere  to  join  into 
  charge,  enjoin;  in  +  jungere  to  join  See  {Join},  and  cf 
  {Injunction}.] 
  1.  To  lay  upon  as  an  order  or  command;  to  give  an  injunction 
  to  to  direct  with  authority;  to  order  to  charge. 
 
  High  matter  thou  enjoin'st  me  --Milton. 
 
  I  am  enjoined  by  oath  to  observe  three  things 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  prohibit  or  restrain  by  a  judicial  order  or 
  decree;  to  put  an  injunction  on 
 
  This  is  a  suit  to  enjoin  the  defendants  from 
  disturbing  the  plaintiffs.  --Kent. 
 
  Note:  Enjoin  has  the  force  of  pressing  admonition  with 
  authority;  as  a  parent  enjoins  on  his  children  the 
  duty  of  obedience.  But  it  has  also  the  sense  of 
  command;  as  the  duties  enjoined  by  God  in  the  moral 
  law.  ``This  word  is  more  authoritative  than  direct,  and 
  less  imperious  than  command.''  --Johnson. 




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