contumacy

Definitions of contumacy
  1. noun
    obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority
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    type of:
    insubordination, rebelliousness
    an insubordinate act
  2. noun
    willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
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    type of:
    disobedience, noncompliance
    the failure to obey
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