injunction - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] legal 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

  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/award an injunction:

    The court refused to grant an injunction.

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

    The Home Secretary has obtained an injunction against the newspaper.

    lift an injunction:

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