[ en-join ]
/ ɛnˈdʒɔɪn /

verb (used with object)

to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis: The doctor enjoined a strict diet.
to direct or order to do something: He was enjoined to live more frugally.
Law. to prohibit or restrain by an injunction.

Origin of enjoin

1175–1225; Middle English enjoi(g)nen < Old French enjoindre < Latin injungere to fasten to, bring upon. See in-2, join


en·join·er, noun en·join·ment, noun re·en·join, verb (used with object) un·en·joined, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for enjoin

/ (ɪnˈdʒɔɪn) /

verb (tr)

to order (someone) to do (something); urge strongly; command
to impose or prescribe (a condition, mode of behaviour, etc)
law to require (a person) to do or refrain from doing (some act), esp by issuing an injunction

Derived forms of enjoin

enjoiner, noun enjoinment, noun

Word Origin for enjoin

C13: from Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere to fasten to, from in- ² + jungere to join