Definition of contempt of court noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contempt of court

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
(also contempt)[uncountable] Justice
 
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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 See related entries: Justice
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