injunction

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Injunction \In*junc"tion\, noun [L. injunctio, fr. injungere, injunctum, to join into, to enjoin. See {Enjoin}.]

1. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.

2. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.

For still they knew, and ought to have still remembered, The high injunction, not to taste that fruit. --Milton.

Necessary as the injunctions of lawful authority. --South.

3. (Law) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

Note: It is more generally used as a preventive than as a restorative process, although by no means confined to the former. --Wharton. --Daniell. --Story.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

injunction

noun

1: a formal command or admonition

2: (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity; "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order" [syn: {injunction}, {enjoining}, {enjoinment}, {cease and desist order}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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