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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [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  [syn:  {enjoining}, 
  {enjoinment}] 




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