contumax

See: contumacious, froward, insolent, willful

CONTUMAX, civ. law. One accused of a crime who refuses to appear and answer to the charge. An outlaw.

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(4) The adjective ferox and others like it--atrox (cruel, dreadful, unrelenting) and contumax (unyielding, defiant, willfully disobedient to civil authority)--have typically been interpreted as laudatory if applied to a man, indicating a bold, fighting spirit, but wholly pejorative when applied to a woman.
The noun contumacia (inflexibility, stubbornness) and the adjective contumax (insolent, obstinate, stiff-necked, stubborn) were usually used in a pejorative sense.
While many modern commentators have viewed harsh-sounding adjectives like atrox, contumax, ferox, etc., as Tacitus's effort to describe Agrippina's behavior as negatively masculine, they have not examined to any length how he used these adjectives to describe her freedom of expression.
10.65 where his contumax capillis is contrasted with the pathic's being levis.
Comitatae profugos liberos matres, secutae maritos in exilia coniuges; propinqui audentes, constantes generi, contumax etiam aduersus tormenta seruorum fides; supremae clarorum uirorum necessitates, ipsa fortiter tolerata et laudatis antiquorum mortibus pares exitus.
contumax Kempf, es probable que las otras especies tengan habitos similares.
Asi, toma de Tertuliano el arsenal juridico empleado en la persecucion de los cristianos para sus propios propositos: aquellos que han fundado una iglesia sin autorizacion obispal, como un collegia sin autorizacion senatorial o imperial, constituyen una factio, y su jefe Felicissimus un princeps seditionis (jefe de conjuracion), rebellis y contumax; como actuan contra Dios, como si actuaran contra las instituciones religiosas tradicionales, son sacrilegos e impios; ademas, como se alegaba contra los cristianos, cometen toda clase de crimenes aberrantes (adulteros, corruptores de virgenes, etc.).