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English definition of “injunction”

injunction

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈdʒʌŋk.ʃən/ us  
an official order given by a law court, usually to stop someone from doing something: [+ to infinitive] The court has issued an injunction to prevent the airline from increasing its prices. [+ -ing verb] She is seeking an injunction banning the newspaper from publishing the photographs.
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