civil contempt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil contempt a failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else
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Quotations

  • Raoul Vaneigem
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    “Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.”

Usage

In literature:

England as an adversary, and the contempt of the whole civilized world.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
A court requires to subpoena witnesses, to be protected from contempt, to have its decrees carried out by the civil powers.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Our unpunished lynchings of coloured people, innocent as well as guilty, make us contemptible in the eyes of the civilized world.
"The Spirit of Lafayette" by James Mott Hallowell
There exists among us a profound contempt for all the fripperies and follies of fashion and civilization.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
It repels with contempt the calumnies which accuse it of inciting to pillage and civil war.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
Regarding with supreme contempt the luxuries and even necessaries of civilization.
"Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value" by Arthur Glyn Leonard
They have a medieval contempt for everything non-military, and for all civil duties and affairs.
"Our National Defense:" by George Hebard Maxwell
A really civilized man, a really civilized woman, must hold such a God in abhorrence and contempt.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Her contempt for the culpable helplessness of the marquise was so intense that it cost her much to be civil.
"The Maid of Honour, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
Feudalism had by degrees made commerce, the great civilizer, contemptible.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
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In news:

Bob Bashara's former attorney held in civil contempt .
Former Bashara attorney admits responsibility for civil contempt of court charges.
Bob Bashara's former attorney, David Griem, pleaded responsibility Friday to civil contempt of court charges.
Leave Granted – Does GTLA bar civil contempt claim for compensatory damages.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge today lifted a civil contempt -of-court finding against the owners of the Ambassador Bridge.
All three men were jailed for civil contempt , a murky legal concept.
Martin Armstrong was jailed for six years for civil contempt .
But in other states, judges face few restrictions on how long someone can be held in civil contempt .
Leave Granted – Does GTLA bar civil contempt claim for compensatory damages .
Attorney General Eric Holder was cited in contempt of Congress on criminal and civil charges for failing to comply with subpoenas for key documents in an investigation of the government's failed "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal.
How are civilized folks supposed to express their simultaneous affection and contempt for black people if you do that.
While indigent defendants in criminal cases have a constitutional right to pro bono legal representation , parties in civil contempt cases enjoy no such guarantee.
Portland lawyer plans to appeal after federal judge finds him in civil contempt in case involving city of Vancouver.
Where a federal judge has ordered the state to toll an appellant's state sentence while he serves time for federal civil contempt, the judge has acted permissibly and his decision will be affirmed.
David Griem to pay $8,000 after being found in civil contempt of court.
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In science:

WASHINGTON (1) A federal judge Monday found President Clinton in civil contempt of court for lying in a deposition about the nature of his sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica S.
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A federal judge Monday found President Clinton in civil contempt of court for lying in a deposition about the nature of his sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica S.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
A federal judge Monday found President Clinton in civil contempt of court for lying in a deposition about the nature of his sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica S.
Beyond Stemming and Lemmatization: Ultra-stemming to Improve Automatic Text Summarization
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