contumacy definition

  • noun:
    • Obstinate or contemptuous weight to expert; stubborn rebelliousness.
    • disobedience, opposition to expert
    • Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.
    • A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any legal summons, or even the rules and sales of judge, as a refusal to appear in court when lawfully summoned.
    • Wilful and persistent resistance to genuine authority of any sort; unyielding disobedience; stubborn perverseness in an illegal or incorrect strategy.
    • particularly In law, wilful disobedience to a lawful purchase of a judicial or legislative human anatomy, or wilful contempt of its expert; a refusal to arise in judge when legally summoned.
    • obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; weight to expert
    • willful refusal to seem before a court or adhere to a court purchase; may result in a finding of contempt of judge

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