Terms Used In Missouri Laws 526.220

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

If any person disobey or violate an injunction after it is served on him, the circuit court to which it is returned shall issue an attachment against him for a contempt; and unless he shall disprove or purge the contempt, the judge may commit him to jail until the sitting of the court in which the injunction is pending, or take bail for his appearance in said court at a specified time, to answer for the contempt, and abide the order of the court, and in the meantime to observe and obey the injunction.