Definition - What does Injunction mean?

An injunction is an order from the court to a person to direct them to do, or to stop doing, a particular action. Injunctions are primarily given in order to prevent a person from continuing an action which is considered to be unlawful. For example, a temporary restraining order is an injunction designed to prevent stalking or unlawful proximity of one party to another

Justipedia explains Injunction

The purpose of an injunction is for the court to inform a particular party that they are doing something that is not allowed and to warn them of the consequences of continuing with the unlawful behavior. A person who has been issued an injunction and who fails to follow it can be held in contempt of court. Injunctions can be temporary or permanent. Permanent injunctions are issued at the end of a case as a final judgment.

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