Definition of Enjoin

1. Verb. Issue an injunction.

Generic synonyms: Disallow, Forbid, Interdict, Nix, Prohibit, Proscribe, Veto
Derivative terms: Enjoining, Enjoinment, Injunction



2. Verb. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority. "They enjoin him to write the letter"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
Exact synonyms: Order, Say, Tell
Specialized synonyms: Direct, Instruct, Command, Require, Call, Send For, Warn
Generic synonyms: Request
Derivative terms: Injunction, Order, Order

Definition of Enjoin

1. v. t. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.

2. v. t. To join or unite.

Definition of Enjoin

1. Verb. (transitive chiefly literary) To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive legal) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enjoin

1. to command [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: command

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Literary usage of Enjoin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Bent then brought a suit to enjoin Trimboli from Interfering with the road and to compel him to remove the obstructions which he had placed in it A ..."

2. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"Equity wifl not enjoin the exercise of a clear legal right. 3. Company liable for building ... Equity will not enjoin the assertion of a doubtful claim. 7. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Would the court enjoin the sale on the ground that the United States would have a contingent interest in lands not "sold or disposed of? ..."

4. Federal Procedure at Law: A Treatise on the Procedure in Suits at Common Law by Chrisenberry Lee Bates (1908)
"All proceedings and suits by any national banking association to enjoin the ... City of Atlanta, 203 U. NOTE: Suits to enjoin the comp- S. 390-399 (51:241). ..."

5. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1905)
"Same—Bight of Government to enjoin Act Analogous to Nuisance—While the right of the government to obtain an injunction to restrain criminal acts is not ..."

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