Definition - Noun [Middle French injonction, from Late Latin injunction-injunctio, from Latin injungere to enjoin, from in- in + jungere to join] : an equitable remedy in the form of a court order compelling a party to do or refrain from doing a specified act compare cease-and-desist order at order damagedeclaratory judgment at judgment mandamusspecific performance at performancestay An injunction is available as a remedy for harm for which there is no adequate remedy at law. Thus it is used to prevent a future harmful action rather than to compensate for an injury that has already occurred, or to provide relief from harm for which an award of money damages is not a satisfactory solution or for which a monetary value is impossible to calculate. A defendant who violates an injunction is subject to penalty for contempt. Pronunciationin-'j&[nj]k-sh&n
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