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.”
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]