Definition of TO ENJOIN


TO ENJOIN

To command, to require, as, private individuals are not only
permitted, but enjoined by law to arrest an offender when present at the
time a felony is committed or dangerous wound given, on pain of fine and
imprisonment if the wrong doer escape through their negligence. 1 Hale,
587, 1 East, P. C. 298,304, Hawk. B. 2, c. 12, s. 13, R. & M. C. C. 93. 2.
In a more technical sense, to enjoin, is to command or order a defendant in
equity to do or not to do a particular thing by writ of injunction. Vide
Injunction.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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