Injunction
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. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction. [1913 Webster]

For still they knew, and ought to have still remembered, The high injunction, not to taste that fruit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Necessary as the injunctions of lawful authority. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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