from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To direct or impose with authority and emphasis.
- transitive v. To prohibit or forbid. See Synonyms at forbid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
- v. To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
- transitive v. To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
- transitive v. To join or unite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To join; unite.
- To lay upon, as an order or command; put an injunction upon; order or direct with urgency; admonish or instruct with authority; command.
- In law, to prohibit or restrain by a judicial order called an injunction: used absolutely of a thing, or with from of a person: as, the court enjoined the prosecution of the work; the defendant was enjoined from proceeding.
- To lay as an injunction; enforce by way of order or command: as, I enjoin it on you not to disappoint me; he enjoined upon them the strictest obedience.
- Synonyms Enjoin, Direct, Command; to bid, require, urge, impress upon. Johnson says enjoin is more authoritative than direct and less imperious than command. It has the force of pressing admonition with authority; as, a parent enjoins on his children the duty of obedience. But it has also the sense of command: as, the duties enjoined by God in the moral law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
- v. issue an injunction
Middle English enjoinen, from Old French enjoindre, from Latin iniungere : in-, causative pref.; see en-1 + iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French enjoindre ("to join with"), from Latin injungere ("to attach"), a compound of in- ("into” “upon") and jungere. (Wiktionary)