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enjoin from (something)

To legally order or command someone to do (or not do) something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enjoin" and "from." I'm worried that I'll be enjoined from seeing my kids if this complaint against me goes to court.
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enjoin to (do something)

To order someone to do something, often legally. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enjoin" and "to." The judge enjoined me to pay reparations to the people I'd wronged.
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enjoin someone or something from something

[for a court] to order someone or something not to do something. The judge enjoined her from further action in this matter. The company was enjoined from further dumping of waste.
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enjoin someone to do something

to order someone to do something. We sought to enjoin her to remain in office. Sally wants to enjoin the committee to finish its work on time.
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In the absence of a policy prohibiting the teaching of creation science, a suit likely would result in enjoinment against the district to permit teaching creation science.
Goodnight's theory of controversy lends analytical depth to Cathcart's notion of dialectical enjoinment.
Here was a concrete example of "dialectical enjoinment.
In Scandinavia, the Consumer Ombudsman is granted a mandate to control illegal and unfair practices by negotiation, recommendation, or enjoinment, and sometimes even through the issuance of criminal fines towards illegal businesses.
As official speech, Dimmesdale's enjoinment of Hester to disclose ultimately stages the essential privacy of his character, and of authoring as well.
Sunaquist,(134) the Sixth Circuit overturned a lower court's enjoinment of the Tennessee notification law, which allows law enforcement to "release relevant information deemed necessary to protect the public concerning a specific sexual offender who is required to register," without prior benefit of due process.
Monasteries, convents, and similar religious communities are in effect communal utopias enabling their residents to take Christ's enjoinment seriously.
1970) ("[T]o follow the rule [that an injunction must issue even when enjoinment would be more costly than the nuisance] literally in these cases would be to close the plant down at once.
For a brief but detailed synopsis of the reasoning of each judge as to the enjoinment, see Reno II, 521 U.
When he came to deal with history, he understood it to be the consequence of an interactive flow of contingencies involving human dispositions--beliefs, preferences, sentiments, recommendations, enjoinments, commandments, and invocations.
As scholars have long noted, however, Islamic legal traditions do treat of considerations moral and ethical beyond stark prohibitions and enjoinments, hence the graded system that evaluates even lawful but non-obligatory practices as recommended (mustahabb), permitted but with no particular moral import (tnubah), or reprehensible (makrah).
The issue of whose God prevails in the national destiny was effectively banished by Jefferson and Madison with the tacit understanding that America is guided and protected by a Protestant God whose chief enjoinments to the new nation are to promote industry and thrift, something still enshrined on American money(23).