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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.
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.
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.
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.