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con·tu·ma·cy

 (kŏn′to͞o-mə-sē, -tyo͞o-)
n. pl. con·tu·ma·cies
Obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority; stubborn rebelliousness.

[Middle English contumacie, from Latin contumācia, from contumāx, contumāc-, insolent.]

contumacy

(ˈkɒntjʊməsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. obstinate and wilful rebelliousness or resistance to authority; insubordination; disobedience
2. (Law) the wilful refusal of a person to appear before a court or to comply with a court order
[C14: from Latin contumācia, from contumāx obstinate; related to tumēre to swell, be proud]

con•tu•ma•cy

(ˈkɒn tʊ mə si, -tyʊ-)

n., pl. -cies.
stubborn rebelliousness; willful resistance or disobedience to authority.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Latin contumācia; see contumacious, -ia]

contumacy

a refusal to obey; defiance.
See also: Conflict
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contumacy - willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
disobedience, noncompliance - the failure to obey
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"
2.contumacy - obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority
insubordination, rebelliousness - an insubordinate act

contumacy

noun
The disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force:
Translations

contumacy

[ˈkɒntjʊməsɪ] N (frm) → contumacia f

contumacy

n (form)Verstocktheit f; (= insubordination)Gehorsamsverweigerung f
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En esta breve sesion las autoridades optaron por recurrir nuevamente al religioso a fin de que lograse un convencimiento de los contumacies gobernadores.