- A court order that makes certain acts illegal. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
* * *injunction in‧junc‧tion [ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʆn] noun [countable] LAWan court order, usually stating that someone must not do something. Sometimes an injunction orders someone to do something:injunction against
• A state judge issued an injunction against implementing the new system.
• They may seek an injunction barring the company from allowing future service deterioration.ˌinterim inˈjunction , preˌliminary inˈjunction LAWan injunction made by a court that prevents someone from doing something until there is a full trial to solve the disagreement:
• Kraft was awarded a preliminary injunction against Friendship Dairies Inc. over sour cream packaging that Kraft claimed copied its own package designs.interlocutory injunction [ɪnʒʌˌlɒkjtəri ɪnˈdɜɑŋkʆn ǁ -təˌlɑːkjtɔːri-]LAW an injunction made during the course of a trial, that lasts only until the end of the trialˌmandatory inˈjunction LAWan injunction stating that someone must do somethingˌpermanent inˈjunction LAWan injunction where a court gives a final decision on a disagreement, rather than an interim injunction:
• A federal judge issued a permanent injunction barring Wilkinson Sword from making the claim in its ads.reˌstrictive inˈjunction LAWan injunction stating that someone must not do something
* * *injunction UK US /ɪnˈdʒʌŋkʃən/ noun [C] LAW► an official order to do or not do something, which is given by a court of law: ask for/seek/request an injunction »
The board is seeking an injunction against the hostile takeover.grant/issue an injunction »
Last week the judge issued an injunction blocking a 25-cent boost in subway and bus fares.»
to get/obtain/win an injunctionlift/withdraw/refuse an injunction »
Unless the temporary injunction is lifted, the service will have to shut down pending a full court case.→ See also INTERIM INJUNCTION(Cf. ↑interim injunction), INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTION(Cf. ↑interlocutory injunction), MANDATORY INJUNCTION(Cf. ↑mandatory injunction), PERMANENT INJUNCTION(Cf. ↑permanent injunction), PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION(Cf. ↑preliminary injunction), RESTRICTIVE INJUNCTION(Cf. ↑restrictive injunction)
Financial and business terms. 2012.