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The enjoinment of self-criticism and self-culture seems a simpler and less circumstantial rule of life.

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early 13c., engoinen, from stem of Old French enjoindre (12c.) "impose (on), inflict; subject to; assign (to)," from Latin injungere "to join, fasten, attach;" figuratively "to inflict, to attack, impose," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + jungere "to join" (see jugular). Related: Enjoined; enjoining.

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