injunction - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] legal 

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  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.

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

    The Home Secretary has obtained an injunction against the newspaper.