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criminal contempt

noun, Law.
1.
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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