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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·join v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enjoined p. pr. & vb. n. Enjoining.]
 1. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
    High matter thou enjoin'st me.   --Milton.
    I am enjoined by oath to observe three things.   --Shak.
 2. Law To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
    This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from disturbing the plaintiffs.   --Kent.
 Note:Enjoin has the force of pressing admonition with authority; as, a parent enjoins on his children the duty of obedience. But it has also the sense of command; as, the duties enjoined by God in the moral law. “This word is more authoritative than direct, and less imperious than command.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party
          from doing or continuing to do a certain activity;
          "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a
          judicial order" [syn: injunction, enjoinment, cease
          and desist order]