Definition of Civil contempt

1. Noun. A failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else.

Generic synonyms: Contempt Of Court
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Contempt

civicism
civicisms
civics
civie
civies
civil
civil-law
civil-libertarian
civil-marriage
civil-service
civil-services
civil-society
civil action
civil authority
civil censorship
civil contempt (current term)
civil day
civil death
civil defense
civil discourse
civil disobedience
civil disorders
civil enforcement officer
civil enforcement officers
civil engineer
civil engineering
civil engineers
civil law
civil laws
civil leader

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 ..."

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