: from contemptus, from contemnere .

Hello Harry,
Quite the article and quite the timing. I read it from a different point of view. It reminds of my situation of being a caregiver for a family member. “familiarity breeds contempt” is something I experience on ocassion. I think you given me some tools to work with. I’ll let you know.

contempt has definitions from the field of law

It took the Holocaust for Christians to learn that about the teaching of contempt for Jews.

Punishment for Civil Contempt of Court vs. Criminal Contempt of Court

Godard's first major international picture is a visual feast. The use of Cinescope is startling and the colors are so brilliant that they seem to leap off the screen. Godard also utilizes some of the subtly hypnotic camera work that we saw in his previous films. For instance, in one conversation between Camille and Paul, Godard lifts a scene verbatim from 1962's Vivre Sa Vie.
Aside from the camera work, the film is a heartbreaking look at the disintegration of a marriage, the price of selling out, and the constant tug of war between the classical and the modern. It moves at a snail's pace but once you get a feel for it, it can at times be rather touching.
With that said, I feel like Godard missed a lot of opportunities to achieve a genuine catharsis. The ambiguity of Bardot's contempt for her husband places a wall between the characters and the viewer. While I can appreciate ambiguity, in a film which centers on a single relationship I think the audience needs more to run with.
On top of this, Palance's performance seemed to rub me the wrong way. I know that he is the greedy American producer, but his performance seemed way too over the top to be believable.
While not Godard's best, it is definitely worth a watch.

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Contempt of court refers to actions which either defy a court's authority, cast disrespect on a court, or impede the ability of the court to perform its function.

Al's anger and contempt were so great that he had lost all sense of discretion.
Individuals may be cited for contempt when they disobey an order, fail to comply with a request, tamper with documents, withhold evidence, interrupt proceedings through their actions or words, or otherwise defy a public authority or hold it up to ridicule and disrespect. The laws and rules governing contempt have developed in a piecemeal fashion over time and give wide discretion to judges and legislative leaders in determining both what constitutes contempt and how it is punished. generally involves the failure to perform an act that is ordered by a court as a means to enforce the rights of individuals or to secure remedies for parties in a civil action. For instance, parents who refuse to pay court-ordered may be held in contempt of court under civil contempt. involves behavior that assaults the dignity of the court or impairs the ability of the court to conduct its work. Criminal contempt can occur within a civil or criminal case. For example, criminal contempt occurs when a witness or spectator shouts or insults the judge during a trial. A civil contempt usually is a violation of the rights of one person, whereas a criminal contempt is an offense against society. Courts use civil contempt as a coercive power, wielding it only to ask that the contemnor comply with the courts' actions. Criminal contempt is punitive; courts use it to punish parties who have impaired the courts' functioning or bruised their dignity.
"Measure for Measure" is one of the best examples of Shakespeare's contempt for stagecraft.

Contempt for the Familiar | The Bible Through the Seasons

Similarly, individuals who have refused to provide courts with information have been held in jail—sometimes for years—under contempt charges. In Maryland, a woman involved in a custody battle with her ex-husband refused to reveal the whereabouts of her child. Elizabeth Morgan spent 25 months in jail before her ex-husband dropped the custody case and it was revealed that the child was staying with Morgan's parents in New Zealand. Journalist Myron Farber, of the , spent more than three years in jail for refusing to turn over notes that prosecutors sought for a murder trial.

So they said I was in contempt, and they took and put me into the Fleet.

It’s one thing to hold Holder in contempt of the congressional ...

Civil contempt often involves the failure of someone to comply with a court order. Judges use civil contempt sanctions to coerce such a person into complying with a court order the person has violated.

But they repulsed him rudely, and treated his suggestion with contempt.

... classic contempt i hope this surprises no one the emotion of

Persons accused of contempt are entitled to constitutional protections. For example, someone won’t be held in contempt for violating an order that is capable of more than one meaning. Assume that a certain child support order requires the Husband to pay the Wife Five Hundred Dollars per month. Wife says support is due on the first; Husband says the tenth, when he gets paid. The Husband can’t be in contempt for non-payment until the end of the month: with no specific date, the obligation is payable that month.