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 Contempt’ of Court.Contentment is true Riches. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Contenement.
 
A word used in Magna Charta, meaning the lands and chattels connected with a tenement; also whatever befits the social position of a person, as the arms of a gentleman, the merchandise of a trader, the ploughs and wagons of a peasant, etc.   1
        “In every case the contenement (a word expressive of chattels necessary to each man’s station) was exempted from seizure.”—Hallam: Middle Ages, part ii. chap. viii. p. 342.
 


 Contempt’ of Court.Contentment is true Riches. 

 
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