criminal contempt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n criminal contempt an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice
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Usage

In literature:

The Italian criminal and his American offspring have a sincere contempt for American criminal law.
"Courts and Criminals" by Arthur Train
My contact with the criminal class had left me with nothing but a sentiment of hostile contempt.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
Why do you think that a judge of the criminal court is looked upon with contempt?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
They are held to be contemptible rather than criminal and horrible.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
It must be remembered that contempt of court is a specific criminal offence.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
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In poetry:

Well may'st thou pause, and gloom, and stare,
A visible conscience: I arraign
Thee, criminal Cloud, of rare
Contempts on Mercy, Right, and Prayer, --
Of murders, arsons, thefts, -- of nameless stain.
"Individuality." by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Local attorneys Stuart Leeds and Theresa Caballero outside the courtroom where their criminal contempt trial was held.
Watertown man charged with criminal contempt , harassment.
3, on charges of first- and second-degree criminal-contempt , second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child at 11:57 pm Tuesday in the 300 block of Sterling Street.
A Gouverneur man was held by Canton-based state police following a criminal contempt charge.
Pankey, 35, was charged first-degree criminal contempt Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Savannah physician, wife cited for criminal contempt of court, fined in jury-form forgery.
Man charged with criminal contempt .
Town of Palermo, NY – A Clay man was charged with felony first-degree criminal contempt Monday after he pulled out a knife during a domestic dispute in Palermo, Oswego County Sheriff's deputies said.
Where a defendant moved to suppress an indictment charging him with criminal contempt , the motion must be denied because double jeopardy is not implicated.
PPO – Violation – Criminal Contempt .
Criminal Contempt – Three-Year Suspension – Reduced Suspension.
The criminal referral was sent to the Justice Department, which will decline to pursue it, as George W Bush's Justice Department declined to pursue contempt citations passed in 2008 against White House officials.
Watertown police charge woman with felony criminal contempt .
A woman was arrested Wednesday night by city police on charges of felony criminal contempt and harassment.
A Hermon man was charged with violating a court order at 1:42 p.m. McCauley, 26, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt.
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