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Definition of Contempt

Contempt
Contempt Con*tempt" (?; 215), n. [L. contemptus, fr. contemnere: cf. OF. contempt. See Contemn.] 1. The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn. Criminal contempt of public feeling. --Macaulay. Nothing, says Longinus, can be great, the contempt of which is great. --Addison. 2. The state of being despised; disgrace; shame. Contempt and begarry hangs upon thy back. --Shak. 3. An act or expression denoting contempt. Little insults and contempts. --Spectator. The contempt and anger of his lip. --Shak. 4. (Law) Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority. Note: Contempt is in some jurisdictions extended so as to include publications reflecting injuriously on a court of justice, or commenting unfairly on pending proceedings; in other jurisdictions the courts are prohibited by statute or by the constitution from thus exercising this process. Syn: Disdain; scorn; derision; mockery; contumely; neglect; disregard; slight.

Meaning of Contempt from wikipedia

- Contempt, is a pattern of attitudes and behaviour, often toward an individual, group but sometimes towards an ideology, which has the characteristics of...
- Contempt of court, often referred to simply as "contempt", is the offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful toward a court of law and its officers...
- In Contempt is a television show on BET created by Terri Kopp and starring Erica Ash. BET ordered 10 episodes straight-to-series. The series explores injustice...
- Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically, the bribery of a U.S. Senator...
- Contempt (released in the UK as French: Le Mépris) is a 1963 French-Italian New Wave drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian...
- In countries with a parliamentary system of government, contempt of Parliament is the offence of obstructing the legislature in the carrying out of its...
- "Contempt of cop" is law enforcement jargon in the United States for behavior by people towards law enforcement officers that the officers perceive as...
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- The Contempt of Court Act 1981 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It codifies some aspects of the common law offence of contempt of court...
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