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  • v. Present participle of enjoin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity


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  • Halbert promised to adhere to his master's orders; and Wallace, girding on his sword, and taking his hunting-spear (with which the care of his venerable domestic had provided him), he pressed the faithful hand that presented it, and again enjoining him to be watchful of the tranquillity of his lady, and to send him tidings of her in the evening, to the cave near the Corie Lynn, he climbed the wall and was out of sight in an instant.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • As part of her order, the judge placed time restrictions on how quickly Theflyonthewall. com could publish ratings after they are released to investment bank clients — namely enjoining the Web site from publishing new premarket analyst recommendations until 30 minutes after the U.S. markets open.

    Web Site Struggling After Ratings Ruling

  • Funk, Didascalia, 489) there is a rubric enjoining that the deacon, before beginning the litany, invite all to kneel down, and terminate by bidding all to rise up again.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine described the alleged conflicts as "disturbing" but appeared to reject the idea of enjoining a shareholder vote.

  • Had Obama stood firm for the public option instead of leaving us guessing what his policy choice was; had he rallied the troops for a showdown over the Employee Free Choice Act, or stood firm on climate change, or any number of other measures, even if he lost, enjoining these battles would have kept his supporters up in arms.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Citizens United -- Game Changer

  • House of Representatives, 20th Congressional District, in Dutchess, New York, at the Special Election held therefor on the 31st Day of March, 2009, or alternatively enjoining the improper issuance of a certificate of election for the said public office.

    Tuesday Night Linkdump #1 « Gerry Canavan

  • The court, therefore, “orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement.”

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » 49IF

  • Samsung told an Australian judge that enjoining sales of the firm's tablet would render the device "commercially dead" in the country.

    What's News—

  • Last week Richard Land, the head of the Southern Baptists, published a column in the Wall Street Journal enjoining religious conservatives not to give up the fight on abortion, the most divisive of all social issues in America.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Portman's Bold Attack on an Anti-Semite and Huckabee's Untimely Critique

  • He talked to me as if I were someone worth telling a story about, subtly enjoining me to become active in that story.

    What a Good Coach Does


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