Contempt-of-court meaning

(law, uncountable) Open disrespect for or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body, typically punishable by such sanctions as a fine or incarceration.
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(law, countable) A particular act of open disrespect for or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law.
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(law, countable) A court order which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court's authority.
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