temporary restraining order
- A short-term command issued without the other party's presence, aiming to safeguard the plaintiff's rights from instant and irreversible damage by maintaining a status quo or halting a specific action until a preliminary injunction hearing can be conducted
- The judge granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the destruction of property until the court hearing.
- A temporary restraining order was issued to halt the implementation of the new policy until further notice.
- To protect the endangered wildlife, a temporary restraining order was issued to stop the construction work in the nearby forest.