Contempt Of Court Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Contempt Of Court.

Contempt Of Court (noun)

  1. An act of intentionally disobeying or disregarding a court's order or disrespecting the court's authority in its presence. This includes disruptive behavior, such as insulting or showing disrespect towards the judge, lawyer or anyone involved in court proceedings.

  2. It is considered an offense against the court's authority and dignity, which can be punished by fines, imprisonment, or both.