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Definitions of contempt:

part of speech: noun

Scorn: disgrace: ( law) disobedience of the rules of a court.

part of speech: noun

The act of despising; the act of viewing or treating as utterly mean, vile, and worthless; disobedience or disrespect to a court, or to a constituted authority; disgrace; shame.

part of speech: noun

Disdain; scorn; disobedience to the orders, etc., of a court; disgrace; shame.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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