held in contempt

Definition of held in contempt

law

  1. considered by the court to have broken the law by disobeying or disrespecting the judge He was held in contempt for his outbursts during the trial.

Word by Word Definitions

held
  1. : past tense and past participle ofhold

contemptplay
  1. :  the act of despising :  the state of mind of one who despises :  disdain

    :  lack of respect or reverence for something

    :  the state of being despised


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