contempt

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the feeling of despising

the disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force

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lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

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a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

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open disrespect for a person or thing

a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

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As the example implies, merely speaking in an improper tone to a judge may lead to being held in contempt.
The court found that the defendant had disposed of the documents in good faith before the issuance of the order to produce; thus, he could not be held in contempt because he could not produce them.
OTCBB:VPER), Acting Through Ronald Weaver, CEO, and Jason Sunstein, Vice President of Finance, Should Not Be Held in Contempt.
The motion is carried, and Ronnie Palisoc Dayan is therefore being held in contempt by this committee, and correspondingly, an arrest warrant be issued against him to compel his presence before this committee to testify as regards the materiality of all allegations stated against him, before the committee could ferret out the truth on the matters being investigated to,' Leachon said.
The panel also declared that a defendant can be held in contempt even if its redesign is noninfringing.
All right, I hereby order you to show cause why you should not be held in contempt for flagrant, willful, defiant and absolutely inadmissible violation of my order,'' he told her.
Saying attorney Ed Masry and his co-counsel from Texas may be held in contempt of court if they don't produce information subpoenaed by the City of Beverly Hills, Superior Court Judge Valerie Baker has given the law firms of Masry & Vititoe and Baron & Budd until Tuesday, July 22, to provide environmental and health testing data regarding their allegation of health issues at Beverly Hills High School, according to Beverly Hills City Attorney Laurence Wiener.