injunction


injunction
An order by a court that a person shall do, or refrain from doing, a particular act. This is an equitable remedy that may be granted by the High Court wherever «just and convenient». The county court also has a limited jurisdiction to grant injunctions. An interlocutory injunction lasts only until the main action is heard. Interim injunctions, lasting a short time only, may be granted on the application of one party without the other being present (an ex parte interim injunction) if there is great urgency. Prohibitory injunctions forbid the doing of a particular act; mandatory injunctions order a person to do some act. Failure to obey an injunction is contempt of court and punishable by a fine or imprisonment.

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  • Injunction — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Injunction — (v. lat.), 1) Auflage, gerichtliche Aufgabe; 2) (Rhet.), so v.w. Antezeugmenon …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • injunction — early 15c., from L.L. injunctionem (nom. injunctio) a command, noun of action from pp. stem of L. injungere impose, lit. attach to (see ENJOIN (Cf. enjoin)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • injunction — *command, order, bidding, behest, mandate, dictate Analogous words: instruction, direction, charging or charge (see corresponding verbs at COMMAND): warning (see WARN): precept, rule, regulation, *law, statute, ordinance, canon …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • injunction — [n] decree admonition, ban, bar, behest, bidding, charge, command, demand, dictate, embargo, enjoinder, exhortation, instruction, mandate, order, precept, prohibition, ruling, word, writ; concepts 271,318 …   New thesaurus

  • injunction — ► NOUN 1) Law a judicial order restraining a person from an action, or compelling a person to carry out a certain act. 2) an authoritative warning. DERIVATIVES injunctive adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from injungere join, attach, impose …   English terms dictionary

  • injunction — [in juŋk′shən] n. [LL injunctio < pp. of L injungere, to ENJOIN] 1. an enjoining; bidding; command 2. something enjoined; command; order 3. a writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or… …   English World dictionary

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  • Injunction — For restraining or protective orders (family law harassment), see Restraining order. An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that requires a party to do or refrain from doing certain acts. A party that fails to comply… …   Wikipedia