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English definition of “injunction”

injunction

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən/ LAW
an official order to do or not do something, which is given by a court of law: ask for/seek/request an injunction The board is seeking an injunction against the hostile takeover.grant/issue an injunction Last week the judge issued an injunction blocking a 25-cent boost in subway and bus fares. to get/obtain/win an injunctionlift/withdraw/refuse an injunction Unless the temporary injunction is lifted, the service will have to shut down pending a full court case.
→ See also interim injunction, interlocutory injunction, mandatory injunction, permanent injunction, preliminary injunction, restrictive injunction
(Definition of injunction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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