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In*junc"tion (?), n. [L. injunctio, fr. injungere, injunctum, to join into, to enjoin. See Enjoin.] 1. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
2. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
For still they knew, and ought to have still remembered, Milton.
The high injunction, not to taste that fruit.
Necessary as the injunctions of lawful authority. South.
3. (Law) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.
&hand_; It is more generally used as a preventive than as a restorative process, although by no means confined to the former. Wharton. Daniell. Story.