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"injunction" in British English

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injunctionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʒʌŋk.ʃən/
an ​officialorder given by a ​lawcourt, usually to ​stop someone from doing something: [+ to infinitive] The ​court has issued an injunction toprevent the ​airline from ​increasingitsprices. [+ -ing verb] She is seeking an injunction banning the ​newspaper from ​publishing the ​photographs.
(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 ​officialorder given by a ​court, usually to ​stop someone from doing something: [+ to infinitive] The ​court has ​issued an injunction to ​preventdistribution of the ​book.
(Definition of injunction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"injunction" in Business English

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injunctionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən/ LAW
an ​officialorder 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 ​hostiletakeover.grant/issue an injunction Last week the ​judgeissued 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 ​fullcourtcase.
(Definition of injunction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “injunction”
in Chinese (Simplified) 禁令…
in Turkish mahkeme emri, resmî karar/emir…
in Russian судебный запрет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禁令…
in Polish nakaz lub zakaz sądowy…
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