The bishop commanded him . . . to be thrust into the stocks for his manifest and manifold contumacy.Strype.
2. (Law) A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned.
Syn. -- Stubbornness; perverseness; obstinacy.
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