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n. pl. con·tu·ma·cies
Obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority; stubborn rebelliousness.
[Middle English contumacie, from Latin contumācia, from contumāx, contumāc-, insolent.]
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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]
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con•tu•ma•cy(ˈkɒn tʊ mə si, -tyʊ-)
n., pl. -cies.
stubborn rebelliousness; willful resistance or disobedience to authority.
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a refusal to obey; defiance.See also: Conflict
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|Noun||1.||contumacy - willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court|
|2.||contumacy - obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority|
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contumacy[ˈkɒntjʊməsɪ] N (frm) → contumacia f
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n (form) → Verstocktheit f; (= insubordination) → Gehorsamsverweigerung f
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