Definition of Criminal contempt

1. Noun. An act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice.

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Contempt

crimes against humanity
criminal abortion
criminal anthropology
criminal congress
criminal contempt (current term)
criminal conversation
criminal court
criminal hygiene
criminal insanity
criminal law
criminal laws
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal negligences
criminal offence
criminal offences
criminal possession
criminal procedure
criminal procedures

Literary usage of Criminal contempt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1914)
"CONTEMPT (S 46*)—criminal contempt- LIMITATIONS. 4. criminal contempts are none the less ... INJUNCTION (| 230*)—VIOLATION—criminal contempt—LIMITATIONS. в. ..."

2. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by George D. McCarty, New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1883)
"The Revised Statutes distinguished, and the Code of Civil Procedure preserves the distinction, between criminal contempt and proceedings as for contempt in ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"... a prosecution for libel can also be instituted ; but the character of a publication as a criminal contempt is separate from Its character as a criminal ..."

4. Using Civil Remedies for Criminal Behavior: Rationale, Case Studies by Peter Finn (1997)
"Programs that confuse civil and criminal contempt in this manner may founder in their use of civil remedies to address criminal activity. ..."

5. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"criminal contempt proceedings could take years to complete and, ... The penalty for criminal contempt is imprisonment, not compulsion of the recalcitrant ..."

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