injunction (plural injunctions)
- The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
- That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
- (law) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.
2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian:
- Southwark council, which took out the injunction against Matt, believes YouTube has become the "new playground" for gang members.
- super-injunction noun
the act of enjoining
that which is enjoined; command
an official writ