contempt of court

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Noun1.contempt of court - disrespect for the rules of a court of law
contempt - a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Aziz claimed that he has always respected the courts and talked within the limits of ethical codes on subjudice cases.
The bench inquired the counsel whether any case was subjudice in any court of law regarding corruption against the petitioner, the counsel's reply was in negative.
The balloting for remaining 17 percent quota had not been conducted as the case is subjudice.
The proposed plan also says that all subjudice price fixation cases will be decided by a speaking order by the DPC within 60 days after notice and hearing the parties.
It may be noted that the contempt of court charge filed against him for seeking resignation of incumbent Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli is subjudice at the Supreme Court.
The minister did not directly answer the question saying the matter was subjudice before the Supreme Court and they cannot speak in respect of the court.
The spokesman refused to given further information over the case as the matter is subjudice, and said the apex court is cognizant of relevant laws and will decide over the matter.
THE Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen has warned against the continued practice of discussions of matters that are subjudice in the media.
IN the early years of my life I distinctly remember that while cases were in process in various courts of Pakistan, the public and the media could not comment on the proceedings because a comment would be subjudice.
The announcement is to the judges' advantage as it will give them the opportunity to clear their names thru the media rather than when cases are formally filed against them which will give them a short time to file their counter-affidavits, and preclude from discussing their defines in public because it will become subjudice.
The IG Sindh will present the report to the Supreme Court in connection with a subjudice case.
The case of General Parvaiz Musharaf is subjudice and currently proceedings are before a court of competent jurisdiction.