What is DEPARTURE IN DESPITE OF COURT?

In old English practice. The tenant in a realaction, having once appeared, was considered as constructively present in court untilagain called upon. Hence if, upon being demanded, he failed to appear, he was said tohave “departed in despite [t. e., contempt] of the court”

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