What is injunction?

  • (noun): (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.
    Example: "Injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"
    Synonyms: enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist order
    See also — Additional definitions below


An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that requires a party to do or refrain from doing specific acts. A party that fails to comply with an injunction faces criminal or civil penalties and may have to pay damages or accept sanctions. In some cases, breaches of injunctions are considered serious criminal offenses that merit arrest and possible prison sentences.

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Some articles on injunction:

Streisand Effect - Examples
... In September 2009, multi-national oil company Trafigura obtained a super-injunction to prevent The Guardian newspaper from reporting on an internal Trafigura investigation into the 2006 Côte d'Ivoire ... parliamentary privilege, Labour MP Paul Farrelly referred to the super-injunction in a parliamentary question, and on October 12, 2009, The Guardian reported that they had been gagged from ... down all details of the case, and by October 16, the super-injunction had been lifted and the report published ...
Sully V. Drennan - Injunction
... A temporary injunction was granted September 13, 1883 ... counsel in it, transferred to the circuit court of the same county, the judge of which granted the injunction ...
Administrative Appeal Act - Injunctions
... This injunction may be issued unilaterally or at the request of the petitioner ... An injunction must be granted by an overseeing entity if necessary to avoid grave harm to the petitioner as a result of the decision however, if the injunction would ...
Injunction - UK Superinjunctions
... See also 2011 British privacy injunctions controversy, Super-injunctions in English law, and Interdicts in Scots law In England and Wales, injunctions whose existence ... Before it could be challenged in court, the injunction was then varied to permit reporting of the question ... the editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, with coining the word "super-injunction" in an article about the Trafigura affair in September 2009 ...
Minnie Renwood - Judicial Decision
... Court Judge Lancombe ruled against an injunction filed by dancer Loie Fuller to prevent Renwood from performing the serpentine dance on the roof of Madison Square Garden, in June 1892 ... In denying the injunction Lancombe stated it is essential to such a composition that it should tell the same story ... Motion for preliminary injunction denied ...

More definitions of "injunction":

  • (noun): A formal command or admonition.