contumelia

contumelia

contumely, or spitely comment.
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John Knox's anonymously published pamphlet The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstruous Regiment of Women (1558) must be seen in this context, as the initial lines of the text clearly illustrate: "Promover a una mujer a que ejerza gobierno, superioridad, dominio o mando sobre cualquier reino, nacion o ciudad es repugnante a la naturaleza, contumelia a Dios, una cosa bien contraria a su voluntad revelada y a su mandato aprobado, y finalmente es la subversion del buen orden, de toda equidad y justicia" (126).
In a specific sense, it meant the same as contumelia, outrage.
infamem) Hoc ad Moriae personam referendum est, apud quam vocari sapientem contumelia est, veluti apud aulicos, docti stulti vocantur apud doctos vicissim aulici (15) For the aulicus, doctus is an insult, and for the doctus, aulicus.