injunction

  • 1 injunction — in·junc·tion /in jəŋk shən/ n [Middle French injonction, from Late Latin injunction injunctio, from Latin injungere to enjoin, from in in + jungere to join]: an equitable remedy in the form of a court order compelling a party to do or refrain… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Injunction — In*junc tion, n. [L. injunctio, fr. injungere, injunctum, to join into, to enjoin. See {Enjoin}.] 1. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 injunction — An order by a court directing that a party act or refrain from acting in a given way. Generally, injunctions are difficult to obtain and may require the posting of a bond to pay for possible damages to a party who may be wrongfully enjoined.… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 4 Injunction — (v. lat.), 1) Auflage, gerichtliche Aufgabe; 2) (Rhet.), so v.w. Antezeugmenon …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 injunction — early 15c., from L.L. injunctionem (nom. injunctio) a command, noun of action from pp. stem of L. injungere impose, lit. attach to (see ENJOIN (Cf. enjoin)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 injunction — *command, order, bidding, behest, mandate, dictate Analogous words: instruction, direction, charging or charge (see corresponding verbs at COMMAND): warning (see WARN): precept, rule, regulation, *law, statute, ordinance, canon …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 injunction — [n] decree admonition, ban, bar, behest, bidding, charge, command, demand, dictate, embargo, enjoinder, exhortation, instruction, mandate, order, precept, prohibition, ruling, word, writ; concepts 271,318 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 injunction — ► NOUN 1) Law a judicial order restraining a person from an action, or compelling a person to carry out a certain act. 2) an authoritative warning. DERIVATIVES injunctive adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from injungere join, attach, impose …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 injunction — [in juŋk′shən] n. [LL injunctio < pp. of L injungere, to ENJOIN] 1. an enjoining; bidding; command 2. something enjoined; command; order 3. a writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 injunction — A court order that makes certain acts illegal. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary * * * injunction in‧junc‧tion [ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʆn] noun [countable] LAW an court order, usually stating that someone must not do something. Sometimes an… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 Injunction — For restraining or protective orders (family law harassment), see Restraining order. An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that requires a party to do or refrain from doing certain acts. A party that fails to comply… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 injunction — A court order prohibiting someone from doing some specified act or commanding someone to undo some wrong or injury. A prohibitive, equitable remedy issued or granted by a court at the suit of a party complainant, directed to a party defendant in… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 injunction — A court order prohibiting someone from doing some specified act or commanding someone to undo some wrong or injury. A prohibitive, equitable remedy issued or granted by a court at the suit of a party complainant, directed to a party defendant in… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 injunction — n. 1) to grant, hand down, issue an injunction 2) to deliver an injunction 3) an injunction against (an injunction against picketing) 4) a permanent; temporary injunction 5) an injunction to + inf. (an injunction to prevent picketing) 6) an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 injunction — noun 1 court order ADJECTIVE ▪ interim, preliminary ▪ temporary ▪ permanent ▪ court ▪ federal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 injunction — A term of dual meaning, having reference to a suit to enjoin or to the writ, process, or restraining order issued pursuant to an order or decree obtained in the suit. 28 Am J Rev ed Inj § 2. In the former aspect, a form of action in equity which… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 injunction — injunctive, adj. injunctively, adv. /in jungk sheuhn/ n. 1. Law. a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to whom it is directed to do a particular act or to refrain from doing a particular act. 2. an act or instance of… …

    Universalium

  • 18 injunction — UK [ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms injunction : singular injunction plural injunctions legal an order from a court that prevents someone from doing something seek an injunction: Her lawyers are to seek an injunction preventing… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 injunction — in|junc|tion [ ın dʒʌŋkʃən ] noun count LEGAL an order from a court that prevents someone from doing something: seek an injunction: Her lawyers are to seek an injunction preventing the deportation. grant an injunction: The court refused to grant… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 injunction — in|junc|tion [ınˈdʒʌŋkʃən] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: injunctio, from Latin injungere; ENJOIN] 1.) law an order given by a court which tells someone not to do something injunction against ▪ The family is seeking an injunction… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English