enjoin
en·join /in-'jȯin/ vt [Anglo-French enjoindre to impose, constrain, from Old French, from Latin injungere to attach, impose, from in - on + jungere to join]: to prohibit by judicial order: issue an injunction against
a three-judge district court had enjoin ed the plans — W. J. Brennan, Jr.
en·join·able adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

enjoin
I verb abate, ban, bar, barricade, bid, block, blockade, bring to a standstill, cause to halt, charge, command, constrain, curb, decree, dictate, direct, disallow, disapprove, discountenance, embargo, exact, exhort, foil, forbid, forbid by law, forestall, frustrate, give orders, hamper, hinder, hold in check, impede, impose, impose a ban, impose a duty, impose a task, impose with authority, inhibit, insist on, instruct, interdict, issue an order, keep from happening, keep in bounds, lay under embargo, limit, make unlawful, not countenance, not permit, oblige, order, place under interdiction, place under the ban, positively direct, preclude, prevent, prohibit, prohibit by legal injunction, prompt, proscribe, put a stop to, put an end to, put under an injunction, put under an interdiction, put under embargo, put under the ban, quash, quell, repress, require, restrain, restrain by injunction, restrict, retard, rule, stem, stop, suppress, thwart associated concepts: permanent injunction, preliminary injunction, temporary injunction II index admonish (advise), arrest (stop), ban, bar (hinder), coerce, condemn (ban), debar, demand, detail (assign), dictate, direct (order), enact, exact, exhort, expostulate, forbid, force (coerce), forestall, impose (enforce), inhibit, insist, interdict, necessitate, prescribe, press (beseech), prohibit, proscribe (prohibit), request, require (compel), restrain

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


enjoin
v.
To order or require someone to do something. See also injunction

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


enjoin
A court order that someone do a specific act, cease a course of conduct, or be prohibited from committing a certain act. To obtain such an order, called an injunction, a private party or public agency has to convince a judge that speedy action is needed in order to prevent irreparable harm or injury. The court will hold a hearing to consider evidence from both sides. If the court grants the writ, the injunction can be preliminary (the court will consider more evidence later, at trial) or permanent (but despite its name, a permanent injunction might not last forever).
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


enjoin
v. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


enjoin
To direct, require, command, or admonish.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


enjoin
To direct, require, command, or admonish.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

enjoin
v.
   for a court to order that someone either do a specific act, cease a course of conduct or be prohibited from committing a certain act. To obtain such an order, called an injunction, a private party or public agency has to file a petition for a writ of injunction, serve it on the party he/she/it hopes to be enjoined, allowing time for a written response. Then a court hearing is held in which the judge will consider evidence, both written and oral, listen to the arguments and then either grant the writ or deny it. If granted the court will issue a final or permanent injunction. A preliminary injunction or temporary injunction is an order made by the court while the matter is being processed and considered, based on the petition and any accompanying declarations, either of which is intended to keep matters in status quo (as they are) or prevent possible irreparable harm (like cutting trees, poisoning a stream or moving out of the country with a child or money) until a final decision is made.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • enjoin — 1. Enjoin has meanings connected with commanding and issuing instructions, and is typically used in three constructions: (1) you enjoin a person to do something, (2) you enjoin something on a person, and (3) you enjoin that something should… …   Modern English usage

  • Enjoin — En*join , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enjoined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enjoining}.] [F. enjoindre, L. injungere to join into, charge, enjoin; in + jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Injunction}.] 1. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enjoin — [v1] order, command adjure, admonish, advise, appoint, bid, call upon, caution, charge, counsel, decree, demand, dictate, direct, forewarn, impose, instruct, ordain, prescribe, require, rule, tell, urge, warn; concepts 53,78 enjoin [v2] forbid… …   New thesaurus

  • enjoin — ► VERB 1) instruct or urge to do. 2) (enjoin from) Law prohibit (someone) from performing (an action) by an injunction. ORIGIN Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere join, attach, impose …   English terms dictionary

  • enjoin — [en join′, injoin′] vt. [ME enjoinen < OFr enjoindre < L injungere, to join into, put upon < in , in + jungere, JOIN] 1. to urge or impose with authority; order; enforce [to enjoin silence on a class] 2. to prohibit, esp. by legal… …   English World dictionary

  • Enjoin — En*join , v. t. To join or unite. [Obs.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enjoin — early 13c., engoinen, from stem of O.Fr. enjoindre (12c.) impose (on), inflict; subject to; assign (to), from L. injungere to join, fasten, attach; figuratively to inflict, to attack, impose, from in on (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + jungere to join… …   Etymology dictionary

  • enjoin — 1 direct, order, *command, bid, instruct, charge Analogous words: advise, counsel (see under ADVICE): admonish (see REPROVE): *warn, forewarn, caution 2 interdict, prohibit, *forbid, inhibit, ban Analogous words: debar, shut out, ru …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enjoin — v. (formal) 1) (esp. AE) (d; tr.) ( to forbid ) to enjoin from 2) (d; tr.) ( to order ) to enjoin on (to enjoin a duty on smb.) 3) (H) ( to order ) to enjoin smb. to obey the law * * * [ɪn dʒɔɪn] (H) ( to order ) to enjoin smb. to obey the law… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • enjoin — UK [ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms enjoin : present tense I/you/we/they enjoin he/she/it enjoins present participle enjoining past tense enjoined past participle enjoined enjoin someone from something enjoin someone to do something …   English dictionary

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