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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Contempt’ of Court.
Refusing to conform to the rules of the law courts. Consequential contempt is that which tends to obstruct the business or lower the dignity of the court by indirection. Direct contempt is an open insult or resistance to the judge or others officially employed in the court.   1

 Con’template (3 syl.).Contenement. 

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