contempt of court
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The deliberate obstruction of a court's proceedings by refusing to obey a court order or by interfering with court procedures. Contempt of court can be punished by fine, imprisonment, or both.
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Gilani had been summoned to answer a contempt-of-court charge.Zardari’s Woes: Pakistan’s Dismal Economy, an Angry Army, Corruption Charges, Memogate|Ron Moreau|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST