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Topic: LAW

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: enjoindre, from Latin jungere 'to join'

enjoin

verb
     
en‧join [transitive]
1 formal to order or try to persuade someone to do something
enjoin somebody to do something
The organisation has been enjoined to end all restrictions.
2SCL law to legally prevent someone from doing something
enjoin somebody from doing something
The defendant was enjoined from using the patent.
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