- A court-issued order that halts an action by one of the lawsuit parties until a trial or other court activity takes place. It exists to preserve the current state of things and avoid unrepairable harm or alterations until the legal matters are resolved. Following the trial, the court can either make this injunction permanent or terminate it
- The judge issued a temporary injunction, halting the construction of the controversial building until further legal examination.
- She sought a temporary injunction to prevent her ex-spouse from selling their shared property.
- The company was granted a temporary injunction to stop the competitor from releasing a similar product.