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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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The company's chairman and chief executive officer, Jerry Moyes, has agreed, without admitting or denying the SEC's claims, to settle matters raised by the SEC by agreeing to disgorgement of trading profits plus interest, payment of a civil penalty equal to the same amount, and the entry of a decree permanently enjoining him from violating securities laws.
Biomet's President and Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased that the court is enjoining Medtronic from further unauthorized use of our valuable intellectual property rights.
Although Judge Flanagan did not grant PharmaNetics' request for a preliminary injunction, one of the reasons cited by the Court for not enjoining these false advertising messages was that Aventis has discontinued using these false statements in its advertising.
Maxwell Shoe Company is seeking from the Court, among other things, an order requiring Jones and MSCAC to correct their material misstatements and omissions, enjoining them from disseminating their false and misleading consent solicitation statement, and further enjoining them from conducting their tender offer and consent solicitation.
Maxwell Shoe Company is seeking from the Court, among other things, an order: requiring Jones and MSCAC to correct their material misstatements and omissions; enjoining them from disseminating their false and misleading consent solicitation statement; and further enjoining them from conducting their tender offer and consent solicitation.
West-ward consented to a Judgment enjoining West-ward and any party acting in concert with West-ward from making and selling a generic version of Periostat(R) until CollaGenex's patents expire or are declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction.