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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·junc·tion /ɪnˈʤʌŋ(k)ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·junc·tion n.
 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,
 The high injunction, not to taste that fruit.   --Milton.
    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.
 Note:It is more generally used as a preventive than as a restorative process, although by no means confined to the former.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a formal command or admonition
      2: (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: enjoining, enjoinment, cease
         and desist order]