An example of an injunction is an order by a court to command that a person stop revealing trade secrets belonging to his former employer.
- an enjoining; bidding; command
- something enjoined; command; order
- a writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
Origin of injunctionLate Latin injunctio from past participle of Classical Latin injungere, to enjoin
- The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
- Law A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
Origin of injunctionMiddle English injunccion from Late Latin iniūnctiō iniūnctiōn- from Latin iniūnctus past participle of iniungere to enjoin in- in ; see in- 2. iungere to join ; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
- The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
- That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
- (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.
- super-injunction noun
injunction - Investment & Finance Definition
A court order that requires a person or company to stop an action that would hurt a plaintiff in a court proceeding. If an injunction is ignored, the violator can be fined or jailed.
injunction - Legal Definition