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  • 1Contempt of court — is a court order which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court s authority. Often referred to simply as contempt, such as a person held in contempt, it is …

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  • 2contempt — con·tempt /kən tempt/ n 1: willful disobedience or open disrespect of the orders, authority, or dignity of a court or judge acting in a judicial capacity by disruptive language or conduct or by failure to obey the court s orders; also: the… …

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  • 3Contempt of Congress — is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically the bribery of a senator or representative was considered contempt of Congress. In modern times, contempt of Congress has generally applied to …

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  • 4Contempt of cop — is law enforcement jargon in the United States for behavior by citizens towards law enforcement officers that the officers perceive as disrespectful or insufficiently deferential to their authority.[1][2][3][4] The phrase is associated with… …

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  • 5contempt of court — contempt of court: contempt (1) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. contempt of court n …

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  • 6Contempt (film) — Contempt original film poster Directed by Jean Luc Godard Produced by …

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  • 7Contempt — Con*tempt (k[o^]n*t[e^]mt ; 215), n. [L. contemptus, fr. contemnere: cf. OF. contempt. See {Contemn}.] 1. The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.… …

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  • 8Contempt (disambiguation) — Contempt is an intense feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless. Contempt or contemptible may also refer to: Contempt (album), a 1999 EBM album by Assemblage 23 Contempt (film), a 1963 drama film… …

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  • 9contempt — ► NOUN 1) the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration. 2) (also contempt of court) the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law. ● beneath contempt Cf. ↑beneath contempt ● hold in contempt… …

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  • 10Contempt (album) — Contempt Studio album by Assemblage 23 Released 1999 …

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  • 11Contempt of the sovereign — (also called contempt of statute) was an ancient doctrine in English law dating from medieval times, and now obsolete. It referred to the notion that if somebody disobeyed an Act of Parliament, but the Act did not say what the penalty was or how… …

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  • 12contempt, direct — n. Contempt committed in the court or near enough that it interferes with orderly proceedings. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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  • 13contempt — late 14c., from L. contemptus scorn, from pp. of contemnere to scorn, despise, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + *temnere to slight, scorn, of uncertain origin. Phrase contempt of court is attested from 19c., though the idea is… …

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  • 14contempt — [n1] disdain, disrespect antipathy, audacity, aversion, condescension, contumely, defiance, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disesteem, disregard, distaste, hatred, indignity, malice, mockery, neglect, recalcitrance, repugnance, ridicule …

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  • 15contempt — [kən tempt′] n. [OFr < L contemptus, scorn, pp. of contemnere: see CONTEMN] 1. the feeling or attitude of one who looks down on somebody or something as being low, mean, or unworthy; scorn 2. the condition of being despised or scorned 3. the… …

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  • 16Contempt toward officials — Contempt towards officials is addressed in the Punitive articles, specifically Article 88 of the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice in the Manual for Courts Martial (MCM), United States (2008 Edition) as follows: “ Any commissioned officer who …

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  • 17contempt of Congress — contempt of a U.S. Congressional body, as of an investigating committee, shown by a witness summoned or appearing before it. * * * …

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  • 18contempt, civil — n. Refusing to perform a duty ordered by the court to benefit another party to the litigation, such as producing documents. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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  • 19contempt, constructive — n. Disregard for court authority that occurs away from the court, such as refusing to obey an injunction. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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  • 20contempt, criminal — n. An act that directly interferes with the court’s operation or obstructs justice. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …

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