preliminary injunction

A temporary injunction issued before or during trial to prevent an irreparable injury from occurring before the court has a chance to decide the case.

? A preliminary injunction will be issued only after the defendant receives notice and an opportunity to be heard.

¡ª Also termed interlocutory injunction; temporary injunction; provisional injunction; injunction pendente lite. Cf. ex parte injunction; TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER. [Cases: Injunction 132. C.J.S. Injunctions ¡ì¡ì 4¨C5, 17, 166.]


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