Definition of injunction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃn//
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  1. 1an official order given by a court which demands that something must or must not be done to seek/obtain an injunction injunction against somebody The court granted an injunction against the defendants. compare restraining order
  2. 2(formal) a warning or an order from somebody in authority
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin injunctio(n-), from Latin injungere ‘enjoin, impose’.Extra examples She took out an injunction to prevent the press publishing the information. The court upheld an injunction barring protesters from blocking access to the company. The rank and file members will follow the injunction of the party leadership. They got an interim injunction against the union. an application to court to vary an injunction an injunction restraining the disclosure of company secrets
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: injunction