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noun [countable] legal     injunction pronunciation in American English
/ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃ(ə)n/
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singularinjunction
pluralinjunctions
  1. an order from a court that prevents someone from doing something
    seek an injunction:

    Her lawyers are to seek an injunction preventing the deportation.

    grant an injunction:

    The court refused to grant an injunction.

    apply for/take out/bring/obtain an injunction against someone/something:

    The governor has obtained an injunction against the newspaper.

    lift an injunction:

    Following a judgment in favor of the defendant, the injunction was lifted.

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