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Issue a legal injunction against:‘the government tried to injunct the newspaper’
- ‘Furthermore in the allocation of all funding the board is injuncted by the Department of Health and Children to seek endorsement by the board's prescribed consultative process.’
- ‘Please note however that any application to injunct our clients from exercising their rights should be issued on notice to us as we require to be in attendance before the Court on the hearing of any such application.’
- ‘But the power to injunct must carry with it a power supplemental to any legal relief; it must.’
- ‘They threatened to injunct the newspaper under the Data Protection Act 2003.’
- ‘And how would a judge decide whether to injunct a forthcoming book when the key witness is dead?’
Late 19th century: from Latin injunct- imposed, from the verb injungere (see enjoin).
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