1 (Law) an instruction or order issued by a court to a party to an action, esp. to refrain from some act, such as causing a nuisance
2 a command, admonition, etc.
3 the act of enjoining (C16: from Late Latin injunctio, from Latin injungere to enjoin)
n (Law) an order enabling the court to freeze the assets of a defendant, esp. to prevent him from taking them abroad
(C20: named after Mareva Companai Naviera SA, the plaintiff in an early case (1975) in which such an order was made)
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