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Definition of contempt of court noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


contempt of court

(also contempt) [uncountable]
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the crime of refusing to obey an order made by a court; not showing respect for a court or judge Any person who disregards this order will be in contempt of court. to be guilty of contempt of court
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