held in contempt

idiom

Definition of held in contempt

law
: 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.

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“Held in contempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/held%20in%20contempt. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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