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.
de Villefort would stifle the affair; he had only to turn his eyes on one side, and allow Andrea to fly, and follow up the crime under that shadow of guilt called contempt of court.
He received six months' imprisonment for contempt of court in disobeying the injunctions, while he was bankrupted by countless damage suits.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Thursday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry in the contempt of court case.
Islamabad -- Supreme Court (SC) has once again rejected the separate contempt of court petitions filed against Nawaz Sharif, railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and Daniyal Aziz.
The Supreme Court (SC) will hear the contempt of court cases against three PMLN leaders today (March 12).
ISLAMABAD -- Expressing extreme displeasure over non-submission of response, the three-judge bench of Supreme Court on Thursday decided to indict State Minister Talal Chaudhry in the contempt of court case.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced to indict Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz in a contempt of court case on March 13 as the apex court has rebuffed his reply in the case as unsatisfactory.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court issued on Monday a show-cause notice to Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz in the contempt of court case against him.
The most recent penalty for contempt of court was imposed on Mohammed El-Beltagy, who was sentenced for a year for the contempt of court while the court was considering his charges in the well-known case of breaking into the eastern border.
ISLAMABAD -- The IslamAabad High Court (IHC) on Monday fixed for hearing a petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against ousted prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif for criticising the judiciary.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan 29 (ANI): The Islamabad High Court has agreed to hear a contempt of court case against former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.