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    stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority; used especially about a defendant's behavior

    The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 17/02/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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