prohibitory injunction

Definition of "prohibitory injunction"
  1. A court order that prevents a defendant from performing a specific act, thereby maintaining the status quo of the involved parties until the underlying issue is resolved
How to use "prohibitory injunction" in a sentence
  1. The judge granted a prohibitory injunction to halt the construction of a building until the legal dispute was resolved.
  2. Due to potential environmental harm, a prohibitory injunction was issued to stop the oil drilling operations.
  3. In response to a copyright infringement claim, a prohibitory injunction stopped the disputed book from being published.

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