Preventative Injunction – an injunction designed to prevent a loss or injury in the future via commanding a party to refrain from doing a specified act or acts

preventative injunction:
(1882)

1. An injunction designed to prevent a loss or injury in the future.  Cf. reparative injunction. [1]

1. An injunction in the ordinary form, one directed against an act or acts, rather than one in the affirmative requiring the performance of an act.  An injunction which commands the party against whom it is directed to refrain from doing a specified act or acts.  Lakesville Woolen Mills v Spray Water Power & Land Co. 183 NC 511, 112 SE 24. [2]

1. An injunction that commands the party against whom it is directed to refrain from doing a specified act, rather than an injunction requiring the performance of act; a restraining order. [3]

prohibitory injunction:
(1843)

1. An injunction that forbids or restrains an act.  This is the most common type of injunction. [1]

1. Same as preventative injunction. [2]

1. Same as preventative injunction. [3]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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