Definitions of "contempt"
  1. The act of willfully disregarding or showing open disrespect for the orders or authority of a court or its presiding judge, either through disruptive behavior, language, or non-compliance with court orders
  2. The act of willfully defying or obstructing a legislative body's lawful orders as it performs its duties
How to use "contempt" in a sentence
  1. If a witness refuses to answer a question in court, it can be seen as an act of contempt.
  2. Disrupting a legislative session could be viewed as a form of contempt.
  3. Ignoring a court order can lead to charges of contempt.

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