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contumacious

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] contumāx (stubborn, obstinate)

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Adjective

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  1. Contemptuous of authority; willfully disobedient; rebellious.
    • 1837, Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, Book 2.V,
      In all places too are Dissident Priests; whom the Legislative will have to deal with: contumacious individuals, working on that angriest of passions; plotting, enlisting.
  2. (law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.

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