1. to urge or impose with authority; order; enforce
⇒ to enjoin silence on a class
2. to prohibit, esp. by legal injunction; forbid
⇒ the company was enjoined from using false advertising
3. to order (someone) authoritatively to do something, esp. by legal injunction
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Word origin of 'enjoin'
< OFr enjoindre
< L injungere
, to join into, put upon < in-
, in + jungere