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Meaning of ENJOIN

Pronunciation:  en'joyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give instructions to or direct somebody to do something; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  2. [v]  issue an injunction

ENJOIN is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: order, say, tell
 See Also: call, command, compel, direct, disallow, forbid, instruct, interdict, prohibit, proscribe, request, require, send for, veto, warn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*join"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enjoined}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Enjoining}.] [F. enjoindre, L. injungere to join into,
    charge, enjoin; in + jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf.
    1. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction
       to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
             High matter thou enjoin'st me.        --Milton.
             I am enjoined by oath to observe three things.
    2. (Law) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or
       decree; to put an injunction on.
             This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from
             disturbing the plaintiffs.            --Kent.
    Note: Enjoin has the force of pressing admonition with
          authority; as, a parent enjoins on his children the
          duty of obedience. But it has also the sense of
          command; as, the duties enjoined by God in the moral
          law. ``This word is more authoritative than direct, and
          less imperious than command.'' --Johnson.
  2. \En*join"\, v. t.
    To join or unite. [Obs.] --Hooker.
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