civil contempt

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Noun1.civil contempt - a failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else
contempt of court - disrespect for the rules of a court of law
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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At Blackstable they had always looked upon brewing with civil contempt, the Vicar made little jokes about the beerage, and it was a surprising experience for Philip to discover that Watson was such an important and magnificent fellow.
The position of the Solicitor General was that Turner did not receive due process, but that did not mean counsel was required in every civil contempt hearing.
Facing stiff opposition from the three services, a parliamentary panel has stopped short of giving full powers of civil contempt to the tribunal leaving the serving officers outside its ambit.
25 to hold attorneys, including Stone, for several shortfall structured annuity settlement victims in civil contempt .
They said that the step was taken without consulting marketing companies and it amounted to civil contempt.
Any civil proceedings against Holder would move forward long after the current Congress leaves office, as occurred when a Democratic House pursued a fruitless civil contempt case against Bush administration officials.
The FTC is seeking an order to show cause why the company and the named subsidiaries should not be held in civil contempt and ordered to pay a sanction of USD52.6m.
could be conditionally confined for civil contempt. (10) Many activists
(11) This creates four types of contempt: direct civil contempt, direct criminal contempt, indirect civil contempt, and indirect criminal contempt.
The FTC sued AED and MacArthur, and filed a related civil contempt action against MacArthur in September 2004.
Instead, he was incarcerated for civil contempt of court.