In*junc"tion (?), n. [L. injunctio, fr. injungere, injunctum, to join into, to enjoin. See Enjoin.]
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.
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.
A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, insome 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.
⇒ It is more generally used as a preventive than as a restorative process, although by no means confined to the former.
Wharton. Daniell. Story.
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