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. Milton.

Necessary as the injunctions of lawful authority. South.

3. Law

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.


© Webster 1913.

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