Contumacy

Contumacy is a stubborn refusal to obey authority or, particularly in law, the wilful contempt of the order or summons of a court (see contempt of court). The term is derived from the Latin word contumacia, meaning firmness or stubbornness.{sfn|Chisholm|1911} In ecclesiastical law, it is contempt of the authority of an ecclesiastical court and is ...
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Contumacy

• (n.) A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned. • (n.) Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.
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contumacy

noun willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
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Contumacy

Con'tu·ma·cy noun ; plural Contumacies . [ Latin contumacia , from contumax , -acis , insolent; probably akin to contemnere to despise: confer French contumace . Confer Contemn .] 1. Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to ...
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Contumacy

In law, contumacy is disobedience of the orders of a court; the offence of non-appearance when summoned judicially.
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Contumacy

The refusal or neglect of a party accused to appear and answer to a charge preferred against him in a court of justice. This word is derived from the Latin contumacia, disobedience.
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Contumacy

The refusal to follow a court order; contempt of court.
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contumacy

[n] - willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order 2. [n] - obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination
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