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Topic: LAW

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: injunctio, from Latin injungere; ENJOIN


in‧junc‧tion [countable]
1 lawSCL an order given by a court which tells someone not to do something
injunction against
The family is seeking an injunction against the book's publication.
The judge refused to grant an injunction.
They failed to obtain an injunction.
2 formal a piece of advice or an order from someone in authority
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