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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He mixed up sense and nonsense in the strangest confusion; he was called to order over and over again; he was even threatened with fine and imprisonment for contempt of Court.
He received six months' imprisonment for contempt of court in disobeying the injunctions, while he was bankrupted by countless damage suits.
Paragraph 26 in the Third Schedule in the Subordinate Courts Act 1948 states that the Magistrates' and Sessions Court have the power to punish for contempt of court to such an extent and in such a manner as may be prescribed by the rules of court.
The chief justice said the new law was totally criminal as there was no distinction like that of Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003, wherein there was civil, criminal, and judicial contempt.
The bench is hearing a contempt of court case against Gillani for disregarding a Dec.
The local authority alleged his claim was "false" and was yesterday given the go-ahead to bring contempt of court proceedings against him by judges sitting at the High Court, in London.
Davies was charged and pleaded guilty to contempt of court and the chairman of the bench ordered him to serve an extra four weeks in prison.
But he continued to produce these documents, in breach of the injunction, and umbrella group Universities UK began legal action against him for contempt of court.
Civil contempt of court charges carry a maximum fine of $1,000 or up to five days in jail, or both.
From now on it is to be treated as contempt of court.
Ann Lyons was not found in contempt of court, was not sentenced to any term in prison and did not shout anything in court.
The articles in Part III are concerned with the application of contempt of court to prejudicial media publicity; they discuss whether it is possible to prevent prejudice without sacrificing media freedom.