Meaning of enjoin

en•join

Pronunciation: (en-join'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis: The doctor enjoined a strict diet.
  2. to direct or order to do something: He was enjoined to live more frugally.
  3. to prohibit or restrain by an injunction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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