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injunction
used in Moby Dick

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a command from the court — usually to prohibit someone from doing or continuing to do something
  • It was the private property of three confederate white seamen of that ship, one of whom, it seems, communicated it to Tashtego with Romish injunctions of secrecy, but the following night Tashtego rambled in his sleep, and revealed so much of it in that way, that when he was wakened he could not well withhold the rest.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (25% in)

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