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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contumacious  \Con`tu*ma"cious\,  a.  [L.  contumax  -acis.  See 
  {Contumacy}.] 
  1.  Exhibiting  contumacy;  contemning  authority;  obstinate; 
  perverse;  stubborn;  disobedient. 
 
  There  is  another  very  efficacious  method  for 
  subding  the  most  obstinate,  contumacious  sinner. 
  --Hammond. 
 
  2.  (Law)  Willfully  disobedient  to  the  summous  or  prders  of  a 
  court.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Syn:  Stubborn;  obstinate;  obdurate;  disobedient;  perverse; 
  unyielding;  headstrong.  --  {Con`tu*ma"cious*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Con`tu*ma"cious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contumacious 
  adj  :  wilfully  obstinate;  stubbornly  disobedient;  "a  contumaceous 
  witness  is  subject  to  punishment" 




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