Definition of hold someone in contempt in English:
Judge someone to have committed the offence of contempt of court: the advocate was held in contempt for subpoenaing the judge
More example sentences
- Ignore a court summons and you will be held in contempt and possibly fined or even jailed.
- The judge held me in contempt, and I report to Cumberland minimum-security prison tomorrow.
- If the agency finds out that you've spoken to a reporter or even just told your friends or family about your grievance, you could be held in contempt of court, fined or imprisoned.
Definition of hold someone in contempt in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia