contempt of court

Definition of "contempt of court"
  1. Misconduct that disrespects or disrupts the court, violates court orders, or fails to comply with local court rules
How to use "contempt of court" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay court-ordered child support.
  2. The judge cited the lawyer for contempt of court after repeated disruptions during the trial.
  3. Not filing required court papers on time can potentially lead to a contempt of court charge.

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