preliminary injunction

An injunction granted prior to a hearing on the merits, being in no way dependent upon such hearing, its purpose being merely to preserve the status quo until the final hearing on the merits. 28 Am J Rev ed Inj § 12. In some jurisdictions, the term "injunction" means a preliminary, as distinguished from a final, injunction, the latter being considered merely as a decree in equity. See temporary injunction.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • injunction — A court order prohibiting someone from doing some specified act or commanding someone to undo some wrong or injury. A prohibitive, equitable remedy issued or granted by a court at the suit of a party complainant, directed to a party defendant in… …   Black's law dictionary

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