hold in contempt of court

hold in contempt of court
find someone guilty of disrespecting the court-house

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Contempt of court — is 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. Often referred to simply as contempt, such as a person held in contempt, it is …   Wikipedia

  • contempt of court — noun 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 courts authority. See Also: contempt of Congress, contempt of Parliament, hold in contempt …   Wiktionary

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  • court — / kōrt/ n [Old French, enclosed space, royal entourage, court of justice, from Latin cohort cohors farmyard, armed force, retinue] 1 a: an official assembly for the administration of justice: a unit of the judicial branch of government the… …   Law dictionary

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  • Contempt — Disdain redirects here. For other uses, see Disdain (disambiguation). For the legal term, see Contempt of court. For other uses of Contempt, see Contempt (disambiguation). Contempt is an intensely negative emotion regarding a person or group of… …   Wikipedia

  • contempt — [[t]kənte̱mpt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you have contempt for someone or something, you have no respect for them or think that they are unimportant. He has contempt for those beyond his immediate family circle... I hope voters will treat… …   English dictionary

  • contempt — noun 1》 the feeling that someone or something is worthless or beneath consideration. 2》 (also contempt of court) the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law. Phrases beneath contempt utterly worthless or despicable.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • contempt — noun (U) 1 a feeling that someone or something is not important and deserves no respect (+ for): His contempt for his fellow students was quite obvious. | with contempt: He had been treated with nothing but contempt ever since he arrived. | hold… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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