• WordNet 3.6
    • n enjoinment (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enjoinment Direction; command; authoritative admonition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enjoinment The act of enjoining, or the state of being enjoined.
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In literature:

This decree enjoins me to take measures for the safety of the National Legislature, and its necessary and momentary removal.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
The religion of Mahomet also enjoins it as an indispensable duty.
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
How thus carelessly divulge a secret she had been enjoined to keep; and this rival, of whom I was ignorant?
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The rich are told to have charity for the poor, and the poor are enjoined to respect their superiors.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She was of some thirty-five years of age, taller than was then common and perhaps stouter than is now enjoined.
"A Passionate Pilgrim" by Henry James
Homenas then said to us: 'Tis enjoined us by our holy decretals to visit churches first and taverns after.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Pantagruel looked I don't know howish, and seemed not very well pleased with the four days' junketting which Aedituus enjoined us.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
But what if God should enjoin it upon me!
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
We all know what that enjoins; there is a standard to appeal to.
"Woman in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
We are also enjoined to make close inquiries into the business of all persons who may pass through here.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

Though God above thou canst not see,
Yet in his Word he talks with thee,
And shews thee, thence, his sacred will,
Which he enjoins thee to fulfil.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
Whate'er the law enjoins thee, do —
Whate'er advice it gives, pursue :—
For if thou shalt the law fulfil,
Thou shalt surpass thy Teacher's skill.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
To do, whatever is by God enjoin'd —
Whatever he forbids thee, to eschew —
His Word to study with an humble mind —
Is the true service God wou'd have thee do.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
My heart devised the way
Which I supposed he'd take;
And when I found delay,
Was ready to go back:
Had he some painful task enjoined,
I to performance seemed inclined.
"Naaman" by John Newton
The law of God enjoin'd, in words express,
To stone the man and woman both, outright,
Who shou'd this positive command transgress:
So hateful is adult'ry in his sight!
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
Sad we left our loves behind us --
Blow, my bully boys, blow;
To be true they long enjoined us --
Blow, my bully boys, blow. But we found in foreign places Welcome smiles on fairer faces --
Blow, blow, my bully boys, blow!
"Yankee Packet " by Edwin James Brady

In news:

FINRA Arbitrators Enjoin Brokerage Raid And Enforce Non-Compete.
ANA Applauds Court Decision Enjoining FDA's Graphic Warnings Rule for Tobacco Products.
Civil Rights – Due Process — Federal Enjoinment of State Actions.
Federal Enjoinment of State Actions.
In August of 2005, the commission entered a final judgment against Vassallo, enjoining him from committing further securities fraud.
What attitude of mind does a perception of the inward holiness or religious sanctity of marriage enjoin upon those who suffer from any of the offenses included in the violation of the outward bond?—a vindictive attitude or a forgiving one.
Where defendants have been enjoined from renting housing to four or more college students, the injunctive order was valid under the lodging house statute.
For one thing, Islam enjoined against figuration.
Today we have Reuters reporting that a Detroit prosecutor has filed a motion to enjoin Jones from holding a big—well, big by Jones' standards might be 10 people—rally outside a Michigan mosque on Friday.
Age of the Hobbits, which a federal judge enjoined Monday from release in the US under that title, has a new name.
The judge found no reason to enjoin the canvassing based on plaintiffs' arguments that the ballot language was illegal...
Age of the Hobbits, which a federal judge enjoined Monday from release in the US under that title, has a new name.
Justice Paul Baisley, Jr "annulled" the closing and "enjoined" the university from taking any further action to close the campus.
Defendants' facilitation of patient-to-patient marijuana sales is enjoined as a public nuisance.
In her first interview since giving birth, Bristol Palin told CNN Fox that enjoining young people to be abstinent is "not realistic at all".