Injunction meaning

ĭn-jŭngkshən
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The definition of an injunction is an order by the court to stop someone from doing something.

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.

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The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
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A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
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An enjoining; bidding; command.
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Something enjoined; command; order.
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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.
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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.
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A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct.
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An injunction compelling a party to perform an action.
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An injunction granted after a trial on the merits, which forms part of the final judgment in the case.
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An injunction granted before trial, to preserve the status quo pending the court’s final determination. Also known as an interlocutory injunction.
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The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
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That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
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(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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Origin of injunction

  • Middle English injunccion from Late Latin iniūnctiō iniūnctiōn- from Latin iniūnctus past participle of iniungere to enjoin in- in in–2 iungere to join yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition