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

  • She was "busted" out of Bryn Mawr for "deplorable contumacy of conduct.
  • Shelley was dismissed for contumacy.

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