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English definition of “enjoin”

enjoin

verb [T]  /ɪnˈdʒɔɪn/ us  
to legally forbid or stop something by order of a court: The prosecutor’s office hopes the court will enjoin the city from enforcing the law. Enjoin also means to order or strongly encourage someone to do something: Lawyers are enjoined to follow high ethical principals.
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