contumacy contumacy

Definition(s):

  1. (n) willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
  2. (n) obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority

Usage(s):

  • Shelley was dismissed for contumacy.
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