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Meaning of Enjoin

To command or instruct with authority ; to abate , suspend or restrain ; to issue an injunction .

Enjoin Alternative Definition

To command; to require; as, private individuals are not only permitted, but enjoined, by law, to arrest an offender when present at the time a felony is committed, or a dangerous wound given, on pain of fine and imprisonment if the wrongdoer escape through their negligence. 1 Hale, P. C. 587; 1 East, P. C. 298, 304; Hawk. P. Ci bk. 2, c. 12, § 13; Ryan & M. 93. To command or order a defendant in equity to do or not to do a particular thing by writ of injunction. See “Injunction.”

Enjoin Legal Definition

To order a person to perform, or to abstain and desist from performing a specified act or course of conduct. See injunction.

Synonyms of Enjoin


  • abate
  • ban
  • bar
  • barricade
  • bid
  • block
  • blockade
  • bring to a standstill
  • cause to halt
  • charge
  • command
  • constrain
  • curb
  • decree
  • dictate
  • direct
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • discountenance
  • embargo
  • exact
  • exhort
  • foil
  • forbid
  • forbid by law
  • forestall
  • frustrate
  • give orders
  • hamper
  • hinder
  • hold in check
  • impede
  • impose
  • impose a ban
  • impose a duty
  • impose a task
  • impose with authority
  • inhibit
  • insist on
  • instruct
  • interdict
  • issue an order
  • keep from happening
  • keep in bounds
  • lay under embargo
  • limit
  • make unlawful
  • not countenance
  • not permit
  • oblige
  • order
  • place under interdiction
  • place under the ban
  • positively direct
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • prohibit
  • prohibit by legal injunction
  • prompt
  • proscribe
  • put a stop to
  • put an end to
  • put under an injunction
  • put under an interdiction
  • put under embargo
  • put under the ban
  • quash
  • quell
  • repress
  • require
  • restrain by injunction
  • restrict
  • retard
  • rule
  • stem
  • stop
  • suppress
  • thwart Associated Concepts: permanent injunction
  • preliminary injunction
  • temporary injunction
  • stem
  • stop
  • suppress
  • thwart Associated Concepts: permanent injunction
  • preliminary injunction
  • temporary injunction

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  • Article Name: Enjoin
  • Author: Asian Law
  • Description: To command or instruct with authority ; to abate , suspend or restrain ; to issue an injunction .

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