an official order given by a court of law
injunction - order
An ‘injunction’ is a legal decree, typically issued to prevent somebody or something from doing or continuing to do a specified activity. Due to its judicial nature, failure to comply usually results in a penalty of some kind. Most commonly used in a legal or business context.
The politician took out an injunction against the newspaper to prevent them from printing a damaging story about his personal life.
An injunction was obtained to prevent that company from building their new offices near a nature reserve.
The judge refused to grant an injunction against the deal, meaning that the proposed merger can now go ahead.