Meaning of “injunction” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “injunction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"injunction" in American English

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injunctionnoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈdʒʌŋk·ʃən/ law

an official order given by a court, usually to stop someone from doing something:

[ + to infinitive ] The court has issued an injunction to prevent distribution of the book.

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"injunction" in Business English

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injunctionnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən/ us 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 injunction
lift/withdraw/refuse an injunction Unless the temporary injunction is lifted, the service will have to shut down pending a full court case.

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