injunction

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

an official order given by a court of law

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injunction - order

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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.

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Synonyms decree,mandate,command
Antonyms freedom,immunity,licence

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  1. The politician took out an injunction against the newspaper to prevent them from printing a damaging story about his personal life.

  2. An injunction was obtained to prevent that company from building their new offices near a nature reserve.

  3. The judge refused to grant an injunction against the deal, meaning that the proposed merger can now go ahead.

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