Contemner


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Contemner

An individual who intentionally acts to hinder or obstruct the administration of justice by a court, either by refusing to comply with its orders or by disrupting its orderly proceedings, thereby committing Contempt.

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Machiavell having assayed to instruct a prince to reject all Religion out of his heart, and to be an Atheist, & a contemner of all pietie: now would he persuade him to invent and compose a new Religion, that is gallant and beautifull, well farced and stuffed with ceremonies, such as Numa his religion was; yet not to beleeve therein, but for his subjects to beleeve: that with the feare of religion they might the better be detained in their offices and duties.
We do not refer to its editorial utterances because it is had for a paper which is not published for the capitalist to side openly with him, for while he and his sympathizer purchase single copies of the newspapers, his enemies and contemners, being many, purchase perhaps 20.
The difficulty of acquiring and maintaining glory, due to our inability to judge or "value" accurately, the problem of construing "signs" of valuing, and the need of the glory seeker to "extort a greater value from his contemners, by dommage; and from others, by example" mean that the glory seeker is compelled to risk himself to show his power.
I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel: As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel, As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heal, Since God is marching on.
And over a good many decades I have found that most contemners of the natural law are dull dogs, afflicted by a paucity of imagination.