contumacity /-masˈi-ti/ or conˈtumacy /-məs-i/ noun
1. Obstinate disobedience or resistance
2. Refusal to comply with the orders of a court of law
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Main Entry:contumacious

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  • contumacious — contumaciously, adv. contumaciousness, contumacity /kon too mas i tee, tyoo /, n. /kon too may sheuhs, tyoo /, adj. stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient. [1590 1600; CONTUMACY + OUS] Syn. contrary, pigheaded,… …   Universalium

  • Citation — • A legal act through which a person, by mandate of the judge, is called before the tribunal for trial Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Citation     Citation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • insubordination — n 1. defiance, defiantness, rebelliousness, mutinousness, insurrectionalism, revolu tionariness, seditiousness, insurgence, riotousness. 2. rebellion, insurrection, mutiny, revolt, uprising, revolution, sedition, insurgency; riot, disorder,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • perversity — n 1. contrariness, contradictoriness, contradictiousness, Archaic. contrariousness, contrariety, contumaciousness, contumacity, contumacy, frowardness, seditiousness, refractoriness, querulousness; waywardness, disobedience, intransigence,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • contumacious —   a. obstinate; rebellious.    ♦ contumacy, n.    ♦ contumacity, n. such act …   Dictionary of difficult words

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