Definition of contumacious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contumacious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌkɒntjuˈmeɪʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntuˈmeɪʃəs//
 
(old use or law)
 
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lacking respect for authority
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