Contumacy

Definition of Contumacy

Con´tu`ma`cy   Pronunciation: kǒn´tũ`må`sŷ
n.1.Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.
The bishop commanded him . . . to be thrust into the stocks for his manifest and manifold contumacy.
- Strype.
2.(Law) A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned.

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disobedience, jurisprudence, law, noncompliance
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