criminal contempt

noun Law.
any seriously disrespectful act committed against the dignity or authority of a court.
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Plaintiff must indicate whether complaint is for civil or criminal contempt.
Criminal contempt is not intended to restrict zealous advocacy.
The article discusses general contempt provisions as well as civil and criminal contempt.
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