constructive contempt

Definition of "constructive contempt"
  1. A type of contempt that happens outside the direct view of the court
How to use "constructive contempt" in a sentence
  1. The judge found the party in constructive contempt for disregarding the court order.
  2. If one continues to violate court rulings, they could be held in constructive contempt.
  3. The attorney was found guilty of constructive contempt because he knowingly violated the court's instructions.

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