Related to enjoinder: rejoinder


An authoritative request or injunction: an enjoinder not to swim when the lifeguard was off duty.

[From enjoin (modeled on rejoinder).]
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an order or obligation
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(ɛnˈdʒɔɪn dər)

1. a prohibition by injunction.
2. an emphatic directive or order.
[1890–95; derivative of enjoin, after rejoinder]
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The bench directed that the petitioners place an advert within seven days calling for interested parties to seek an enjoinder.
Moreover, I agree with the NCHC enjoinder that faculty should encourage students to "dig deep without a prescribed result." My goal is to teach them how to think, not what to think.
Further, the importance of studying the technical domain draws both from work in science and technology studies that calls for attention to sociotechnical relations (e.g., Law 1991) and from Annelise Riles's (2005) enjoinder to rediscover legal technicalities and take them seriously as objects of inquiry (see also Latour 2005).
Writing of Trotsky in 1940, Edmund Wilson described what it was "to feel History towering at one's elbow." Architecture has all too often found itself conscripted by events--here, it seemed, was a bold enjoinder for designers to take history by the scruff of the neck.
The ending of "The Bishop Orders His Tomb" (1845) in Sider's ingenious formulation, "highlights] the weirdness of mistaking a text for a speaking self and the dramatic monologue's continued enjoinder that we do so," and the "artifice" of Browning's endings "tests the possibility of communication with an anonymous and distant public" (pp.
Against Moore, then, his message seems to be that the generality of theodicy is not an indictment of metaphysics for failure to reach down to the personal; quite to the contrary, it involves an enjoinder or admonition, at the level of the personal, to "man up" to general principle or duty--duty "which," Leibniz adds emphatically, "you do know." As Leibniz might see it, then, it is not he who is being crass or insensitive (to personal circumstance), but his detractors who, by making a principle of ignorance, are being precious or peevish (about personal circumstance) in their complaint.
Repeating this enjoinder to see through the eyes of others several times in this section, Joyce emphasizes how crucial reciprocal vision is to Bloom's burgeoning awareness.
Always, in the air, the sound of birdcalls, a language of which I know only the briefest of phrases: Redwing Blackbird's enjoinder: Look at me!
He fails to understand that the theory violates the prophet's enjoinder, "Woe to those who call evil good" (Isa 5:20).
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