Contumacy



[kon-too-muh-see, -tyoo-] /ˈkɒn tʊ mə si, -tyʊ-/

noun, plural contumacies.
1.
stubborn perverseness or rebelliousness; willful and obstinate resistance or disobedience to authority.
/ˈkɒntjʊməsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
obstinate and wilful rebelliousness or resistance to authority; insubordination; disobedience
2.
the wilful refusal of a person to appear before a court or to comply with a court order
n.

late 14c., from Latin contumacia “haughtiness, insolence,” noun of quality from contumax (see contumely).

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