Meaning of contumacy

con•tu•ma•cy

Pronunciation: (kon'too-mu-sē, -tyoo-), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. stubborn perverseness or rebelliousness; willful and obstinate resistance or disobedience to authority.
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