English Vocabulary


Hold in contempt of court

Do you know what does "I will hold you in contempt of court" mean ? It is one of the pronunciation examples given for "contempt". I found : to hold sb/sth in contempt = mépriser qqn/ qqch, and contempt of court = outrage au tribunal. But I can't figure out what does the whole sentence mean.

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  • Thank you Dwight for this clear explanation, and AhQ too, you both agree about the meaning. It's unlikely that I will use this expression, but if I read it I will know it.
  • Do you know what does "I will hold you in contempt of court" mean ? It is one of the pronunciation examples given for "contempt". I found : to hold sb/sth in contempt = mépriser qqn/ qqch, and contempt of court = outrage au tribunal. But I can't figure out what does the whole sentence mean.
  • Dwight's explanation con't be clearer. Thanks to him.
  • By the way, I wonder whether the options Edit and Remove post are not availablo for a certain time after the posting.
  • I hold you in contempt of court. Doesn't it mean that I CONSIDER you in contempt of court? that I CATCH YOU IN THE ACT OF contempt of court. What's the context? I will hold you in contempt of court could be, for instance, that a defendant would be hold/accused/charged of contempt of court due to his demeanour. How does that grab you, Pimpanella?

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