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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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