- Enjoin is defined as to order someone to do something or to prohibit someone from doing something.
When the court issues an injunction stopping you from revealing trade secrets, this is an example of a time when the court enjoins.
enjoin definition by Webster's New World
- to urge or impose with authority; order; enforce: to enjoin silence on a class
- to prohibit, esp. by legal injunction; forbid: the company was enjoined from using false advertising
- to order (someone) authoritatively to do something, esp. by legal injunction
Origin: Middle English enjoinen ; from Old French enjoindre ; from Classical Latin injungere, to join into, put upon ; from in-, in plush jungere, join
enjoin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb en·joined, en·join·ing, en·joins
- To direct or impose with authority and emphasis.
- To prohibit or forbid. See Synonyms at forbid.
Origin: Middle English enjoinen, from Old French enjoindre, from Latin iniungere : in-, causative pref.; see en-1 + iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
- en·joinˈer noun
- en·joinˈment noun
enjoin - Business Definition
- To prohibit.
- To give direction in an authoritative manner.
enjoin - Legal Definition