Thesaurus / contumacy
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The crimes of Mr. Hastings are crimes not only in themselves, but aggravated by being crimes of contumacy.

Victor is only a bas-officier; if his officers call him up, he must come, or be thrashed like a slave for contumacy.

Under Two FlagsOuida [Louise de la Ramee]

You will remember that you are under oath, and may be punished for contumacy on refusing to answer.

The Wing-and-WingJ. Fenimore Cooper

Barberina rises into contumacy, will laugh at all writing and compulsion.

Gourlay was not quite sure what contumacy meant, and the uncertainty added to his anger.

In extreme cases the state authorities have interfered directly to prevent the evil results of local inefficiency or contumacy.

Any contumacy in reference to their judgments was punished by exclusion from the sacrifices.

Celtic ReligionEdward Anwyl

The prolocutor absenting himself from the convocation, the archbishop pronounced sentence of contumacy against him.

For his contumacy he was sentenced to undergo the peine forte et dure, or, in other words to be pressed to death.

Hanging in ChainsAlbert Hartshorne

But the god Eros,--now already the winged urchin of the Anacreontics,--angry at this contumacy, determined to assert his power.

Greek WomenMitchell Carroll

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