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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"I fine you twenty-five dollars for contempt of court!" roared the Judge, in wrath.
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. In short, he was just like himself--a mixture of the strangest and the most opposite qualities; at one time perfectly clear and reasonable, as you said just now; at another breaking out into rhapsodies of the most outrageous kind, like a man in a state of delirium.
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. And after this reasoning she slept easily.
He received six months' imprisonment for contempt of court in disobeying the injunctions, while he was bankrupted by countless damage suits.
KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court directed the provincial government on Tuesday to clear all dues of media groups within 20 days and warned of contempt of court action if the deadline is not met.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the federal and provincial governments on a contempt of court appeal over non-payment of salaries and absence of service structure for Lady Health Visitors (LHVs).
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has disposed of contempt of court petition against railway minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad.
Today was the second day of hearing of Shafee's application to the High Court to set aside the leave granted to the attorney-general to initiate contempt of court proceedings against him.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz , who had been declared disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after being found in contempt of court, on Wednesday withdrew his plea against the disqualification verdict.
ISLAMABAD ndash Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz said contempt of court was safer than contempt of, as he broke off mid-sentence while explaining his decision to withdraw his please against being disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after having been found in contempt of court.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicted TV anchor and MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain in a contempt of court case.
LAHORE -- A petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal over his recent 'anti-judiciary remarks' was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC).