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contempt of court  (kənˈtɛmpt əv kɔːt) 



  1. (law) the wilful disregard of or disrespect for the authority of a court of law or legislative body   ⇒ An attempt at dissuasion can constitute a contempt of court.

Example Sentences Including 'contempt of court'

It would be a civil action and the police would only become involved if there was contempt of court.
Innes, Hammond High Stand
I sentence you to a further two years detention for slander, and to an additional two years for contempt of court.
Harvey, John Coup d'Etat
She'll probably be fined for disturbing the peace, and if she decides not to pay, she'll go to gaol for contempt of court.
Gaskin, Catherine The Ambassador's Women


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