Contumacious

Con`tu*ma"cious

(kn`t*m"shs), a. [L. contumax, -acis. See Contumacy.] 1. Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.
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There is another very, efficacious method for subduing the most obstinate, contumacious sinner.
Hammond.
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2. (Law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court. Blackstone.

Syn. -- Stubborn; obstinate; obdurate; disobedient; perverse; unyielding; headstrong.

-- Con`tu*ma"cious*ly, adv. -- Con`tu*ma"cious*ness, n.
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