What does the word enjoin mean?

Usage examples for enjoin

  1. He returned the nod, touched his fingers to his lips to enjoin silence, and passed outside. – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  2. I think that we shall see it is not so; but for the present we but note that here are three sets of precepts which enjoin, first, honest love; then, next, a healthy vehemence against evil and for good; and finally, a brotherly affection and mutual respect. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  3. His decree ran: " The Christians oppose themselves to the laws of the State, which enjoin the worship of the gods; let them either sacrifice or suffer the penalty." – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
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