Definition for CON'TU-MA-CY

CON'TU-MA-CY, n. [L. contumacia.]

  1. Stubborness; unyielding obstinacy; inflexibility. – Milton.
  2. In law, a willful contempt and disobedience to any lawful summons or order of court; a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned, or disobedience to its rules and orders. – Ayliffe.

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