contempt of court

Definitions of contempt of court
  1. noun
    disrespect for the rules of a court of law
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    civil contempt
    a failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else
    criminal contempt
    an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice
    type of:
    a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
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