indirect contempt

Definition of "indirect contempt"
  1. A type of contempt that happens when a court order is disobeyed outside the court's presence
How to use "indirect contempt" in a sentence
  1. The judge found the defendant guilty of indirect contempt after he violated the restraining order out of the courtroom.
  2. Breaking a court order without the court witnessing it can constitute indirect contempt.
  3. Indirect contempt can result in further legal consequences if someone disobeys a court order when not under direct court supervision.

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