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contumacy n

[Latin contumacia, literally, defiance, obstinacy]
: willful disobedience of a court order
con·tu·ma··cious [kÄ n-tü-mā-shəs, -tyü-]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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