en·join /ɪnˈʤɔɪn, ɛn-/
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.”
En·join, v. t. To join or unite. [Obs.]
v 1: issue an injunction
2: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with
authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to
do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get
dressed" [syn: order, tell, say]