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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tu·ma·cy /kənˈtuməsi, ˈtju; ˈkɑntu, tju, ʧə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tu·ma·cy n.; pl. Contumacies .
 1. Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.
    The bishop commanded him . . . to be thrust into the stocks for his manifest and manifold contumacy.   --Strype.
 2. Law A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned.
 Syn: -- Stubbornness; perverseness; obstinacy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a
           court order; can result in a finding of contempt of
      2: obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to