This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
Legal / Politics
A type of restraining order issued by the High Court of Singapore.
An injunction is a court order issued for the purpose of restraining a defendant from doing an act. Injunctions are usually awarded where damages or monetary compensation from the defendant is insufficient to compensate the plaintiff. Injunctions can be used to stop the defendant from carrying out an act or to freeze the defendant’s assets.
There are various types of injunctions issued by courts in Singapore, including final or perpetual injunctions, interim or interlocutory injunctions, prohibitory injunctions, mandatory injunctions, mareva injunctions and quia timet injunctions.
In emergencies, interim injunctions may be obtained within several days to restrain the defendant's actions. Courts may also grant a final injunction after judgement is reached.
The plaintiff usually has to engage a lawyer to apply for an injunction on their behalf, because of the need to comply with the rules and procedures of the court.
强制令 (Mainland China, Hong Kong), 法院指令 (Mainland China), 限制令 (Hong Kong)
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