Jurisdiction: Ireland Ireland

An order of the court directing a party to an action to do, or to refrain from doing, something.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, The Courts Service of Ireland
Jurisdiction: New Zealand New Zealand

A court order saying that a person must do or not do a particular act. Injunctions can be temporary ('interim injunctions') or permanent.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Jurisdiction: United States United States

A court order preventing one or more named parties from taking some action. A preliminary injunction often is issued to allow fact-finding, so a judge can determine whether a permanent injunction is justified.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, United States Courts