Con`tu*ma"cious (?), a. [L. contumax, -acis. See Contumacy.]


Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.

There is another very, efficacious method for subding the most obstinate, contumacious sinner. Hammond.

2. Law

Willfully disobedient to the summous or prders of a court.


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

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


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