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Contumacy

Con´tu`ma`cy   Pronunciation: kǒn´tũ`må`sŷ
n.1.Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.
2.(Law) A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned.
Noun1.contumacy - willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
2.contumacy - obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority

CONTUMACY, civil law. The refusal or neglect of a party accused to appear and answer to a charge preferred against him in a court of justice. This word is derived from the Latin contumacia, disobedience. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 455; Ayl. Parer. 196; Dig. 50, 17, 52; Code Nap. art. 22.
     2. Contumacy is of two kinds, actual and presumed: actual contumacy is when the party before the court refuses to obey some order of the court; presumed contumacy is the act of refusing or declining to appear upon being cited. 3 Curt. Ecc. R. 1.

disobedience, jurisprudence, law, noncompliance
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