Definition of Civil contempt
1. Noun. A failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else.
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Literary usage of Civil contempt
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1. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1907)
"PAGE such, cannot be punished as for a civil contempt. xi. 267, 273 At common law a party to an action and not representing a party as an agent or attorney, ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1911)
"688, 503. inasmuch, therefore, as proceedings for civil contempt are a part of the original cause, the weight of authority is to the effect that they should ..."