contempt of court (kənˈtɛmpt əv kɔːt)
- (law) wilful disregard of or disrespect for the authority of a court of law or legislative
An attempt at dissuasion can constitute a contempt of court.
Example Sentences Including 'contempt of court'
He also said if the cji's statement were deemed contempt of court , appropriate action should be taken.
India Today (2002)
He faces a contempt of court charge for speaking about their case.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
I sentence you to a further two years detention for slander, and to an additional two years for contempt of court.
It would be a civil action and the police would only become involved if there was contempt of court.
Mr Laxton then spent five days in jail for contempt of court.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
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.
The Ambassador's Women
Sheriff Bill Dunlop in Campbeltown has warned he may find Reliance guilty of contempt of court today.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
Wilding also said the case showed how close Today Tonight had sailed to contempt of court.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
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