An act or expression denoting contempt.
Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.
The stage in civil litigation where it is alleged that a party has violated an injunction, with the consequence that the court can order an appropriate remedy to cure the contempt.
Behavior that interferes with court proceedings, impugns a court's dignity, or violates an order of a court. A judge has inherent power to punish for contempt if there is a clear and present danger to the administration of justice.