• WordNet 3.6
    • n injunction (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"
    • n injunction a formal command or admonition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Injunction (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.
    • Injunction 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."
      "Necessary as the injunctions of lawful authority."
    • Injunction The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n injunction The act of enjoining or directing; admonition as to action or duty; requirement.
    • n injunction That which is enjoined; a command, order, or admonition.
    • n injunction An obligation; engagement; imposition.
    • n injunction In law, a judicial process or order requiring the person to whom it is directed to do or to refrain from doing a particular thing.
    • n injunction Conjunction; union.
    • n injunction An injunction granted to continue pending the action, as distinguished from one merely temporary, or until opposition can be heard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Injunction in-jungk′shun act of enjoining or commanding: an order: a precept: exhortation: an introductory writ by which a superior court stops or prevents some inequitable or illegal act being done—called in Scotland an interdict:
    • n Injunction in-jungk′shun (Milt.) conjunction.
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  • Petra Kelly
    Petra Kelly
    “We, the generation that faces the next century, can add the solemn injunction that if we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. injunctio, fr. injungere, injunctum, to join into, to enjoin. See Enjoin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. injunction-emin, in, jungĕre, junctum, to join.


In literature:

Gave him an axe, with an injunction that he must take better care of it than he did of the last.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
It may be worthy of notice, that the injunction under consideration is found in Paul's letter to the Jewish Christians.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The king iterated his injunctions.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Another injunction to believers is contained in I Pet.
"Satan" by Lewis Sperry Chafer
Antonyms: disallowance, prohibition, refusal, injunction, embargo.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The law will not make him pay the penalty provided in the injunction.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The three sets of injunctions in our text, dissimilar though they appear, have a common basis.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
It is the doctor's strict injunction.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
And no amount of attempted unity with God will ever take the place of the injunction to fear Him!
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
It was the injunction of Moses to the children of Israel: Deut.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips

In poetry:

And wheresoever an invasion
'Gainst this injunction has been planned,
Heaven has made it the occasion
For rendering bare his chastening hand.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Egypt and Greece and Rome and Carthage,
This heaven injunction set at naught,
And where are they? The merest vestige
Remains of all they proudly wrought.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
No sooner, FLAVIO, was you gone, But, your Injunction thought upon,
ARDELIA took the Pen; Designing to perform the Task,
Her FLAVIO did so kindly ask,
Ere he returned agen.
"To Mr. F. Now Earl Of W" by Anne Kingsmill Finch
Some parting injunction, bestowed with great unction,
I tried to recall, but forgot like a dunce,
When Reginald Murray, full tilt on White Surrey,
Came down in a hurry to start us at once.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
But now, alas, I dare not; for our King,
Whom we do all joyntly adore and praise,
Bids no such thing:
And where his pleasure no injunction layes,
('Tis your own case) ye never move a wing.
"To All Angels And Saints" by George Herbert
Just before the bright cloud the Saviour received,
When about to return to his father in Heaven;
His mission accomplished, his work on earth done,
'Twas then that this parting injunction was given:
"Feed My Lambs" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

Group Files For State Supreme Court Injunction for Vermont Yankee Shutdown.
Working To Restart Frade Production After Injunction Dismissal.
Judge grants injunction in Zulu krewe battle.
Prop B Carries on After Judge Denies Injunction .
Opposes immigration law injunction request.
Both sisters eventually obtained stalking injunctions until 2009.
PORTLAND — A judge Wednesday rejected the Port of Portland's request for an emergency injunction that would block a strike by marine terminal security guards.
City Hall Demolition Injunction .
Judge denies parking injunction in Lenado.
Parkwood Farms hopeful for injunction to prevent eviction.
Planned Parenthood is seeking a preliminary injunction in federal court to continue offering WIC services at its Tulsa-area clinics.
Planned Parenthood files lawsuit for injunction to continue offering WIC.
Injunction could stop release of alleged clients in Kennebunk prostitution case.
An injunction filed late Thursday afternoon could stop the release of former fitness instructor Alexis Wright's alleged clients in the Kennebunk prostitution case.
Mississippi tax preparer agrees to injunction .

In science:

Einstein understands, under his general principle of relativity, the injunction that the laws of nature must be expressed through equations that are covariant with respect to arbitrary coordinate transformations.
The physical meaning of the "boost-rotation symmetric" solutions within the general interpretation of Einstein's theory of gravitation
It reads, in English translation: “Einstein understands, under his general principle of relativity, the injunction that the laws of nature must be expressed through equations that are covariant with respect to arbitrary coordinate transformations.
The group aspect in the physical interpretation of general relativity theory
That representation consists in a bracketing that we take to indicate an empty space within the brackets, and an injunction to ignore the complex typographical domains outside the brackets.
These two injunctions are illustrated by discussions of cosmology, hot gas, supernova remnants and explosions, neutron stars, black holes and ultrarelativistic outflows.
The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics
Below I will argue that none of the dialectical root cases offers a similarity to SAI which by itself induces a prohibition of SAI assuming that one shares the injunction embodied in that particular root case.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory