Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Contemnor Definition:

A person found to have committed contempt of court.

Related Terms: Purge, Contempt of Court

A contemnor - a person found to have committed contempt of court - may be an individual or a corporation.

A contemnor is subject to a range of judicial sanctions which, to a large extent, depends on whether the contempt was civil contempt or criminal contempt.

Generally, however, a contemnor faces a fine and, in the more egregious cases only, a term of imprisonment.

In civil contempt cases, and provided they are not repeat contemnors, many are given the option of purging their contempt.

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