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English noun: contumacy

1. contumacy (act) willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court


Broader (hypernym)disobedience, noncompliance


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. contumacy (act) obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority


Broader (hypernym)insubordination, rebelliousness









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