Injunction

Definition of Injunction

In`junc´tion
n.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.
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.

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