Definition of injunction:
- A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, insome 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.
- That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
- The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
- order (part of speech: verb)
- prohibition (part of speech: noun)
At times the injunction is positively misunderstood, being taken to mean that education should advance from things to thought- as if any dealing with things in which thinking is not involved could possibly be educative.- "How We Think", John Dewey.
One door seen over the shoulder as we galloped past read, " Station Master's Office- Private," and in contempt of that stern injunction, which would make even the first- class passenger hesitate, one of our shells had knocked away the half of the door and made its privacy a mockery.- "Notes of a War Correspondent", Richard Harding Davis.
- "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.