held in contempt

idiom

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.

Examples of held in contempt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who violates it could be held in contempt of court, attorneys in the case say, which could come with fines or jail time. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 8 Nov. 2022 Bannon is slated to be sentenced on Oct. 21, which NBC noted will be exactly one year after he was held in contempt. Justin Klawans, The Week, 17 Oct. 2022 If the sisters continue failing to appear, they could be held in contempt of court. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 31 Aug. 2022 Bannon was held in contempt of Congress by the House for refusing to comply with the demand and indicted by a federal grand jury on one contempt count last year. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 10 July 2022 Colon was held in contempt and sentenced to a six years in prison, to run concurrent with his 84-year term, court records show. Madeline Buckley, Chicago Tribune, 19 Feb. 2023 Marc Smith, the department director who was named in the suit, was repeatedly held in contempt of court last year for failing to comply with court orders to place state wards in appropriate settings. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2023 During one hearing in July, three witnesses from Cincinnati were held in contempt by the committee for refusing to answer questions. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 26 Dec. 2022 Attorneys for Davis cited Mosby’s comment in a legal paper supporting their argument earlier this month that she should be held in contempt of court. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 7 July 2022 See More

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“Held in contempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/held%20in%20contempt. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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