counterinjunction

counterinjunction

[-injungk′shən]
(in transactional analysis) an overt message from the parent ego state of the mother or father that may be difficult to follow if it conflicts with earlier parental instructions. For example, the person may obey an earlier injunction to avoid close relationships, then be instructed later to "grow up and get married."
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Because the stakes were so high, the parties frequently wound up in court, where they secured injunctions and counterinjunctions until one judge took control of the matter and appointed a Master to examine the church's bylaws and, if necessary, supervise a vote of church members to decide the winner.
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