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an official order given by a court of law
  • How to Memorize
    • injunction - order
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsdecree, mandate, command,
    Antonymsfreedom, immunity, licence,
  • Example(s)
    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.