enjoin in-ˈjȯin , en- verb
1. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
2. issue an injunction
The word enjoin has appeared in 33 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 28 in “Theaters Fight Over ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Evan Hansen’ in San Francisco” by Michael Paulson:
The biggest commercial theater presenters in San Francisco are trying to block productions of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Dear Evan Hansen” from opening at a competing venue.
Nederlander of San Francisco, which operates that city’s Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters, this week asked a judge to prevent an ally-turned-rival, the producer Carole Shorenstein Hays, from staging the shows at the nearby Curran Theater, which she owns and has lavishly restored and ambitiously programmed.
…. The filing asks the court to “preliminarily and permanently enjoin” the Curran from staging the two shows, or, as an alternative, to award Nederlander “damages resulting from lost profits.”