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English definition of “contempt”

contempt

noun [U] (NOT OBEYING)    /kənˈtempt/ (also contempt of court) specialized
behaviour that is illegal because it does not obey or respect the rules of a law court : The tobacco companies may be guilty of contempt of court for refusing to produce the documents .Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of contempt noun (NOT OBEYING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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