enjoin


verb (used with object)

  1. to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis: The doctor enjoined a strict diet.
  2. to direct or order to do something: He was enjoined to live more frugally.
  3. Law. to prohibit or restrain by an injunction.

verb (tr)

  1. to order (someone) to do (something); urge strongly; command
  2. to impose or prescribe (a condition, mode of behaviour, etc)
  3. law to require (a person) to do or refrain from doing (some act), esp by issuing an injunction
v.

early 13c., engoinen, from stem of Old French enjoindre (12c.) “impose (on), inflict; subject to; assign (to),” from Latin injungere “to join, fasten, attach;” figuratively “to inflict, to attack, impose,” from in- “on” (see in- (2)) + jungere “to join” (see jugular). Related: Enjoined; enjoining.

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