Lawful Order Law and Legal Definition

Lawful order is any order of court which is not erroneous; any order which may not be reversed on appeal for error.

Contempt is defined to be the disobedience or resistance of a lawful order of a court or judge and every erroneous order or judgment of a Court is unlawful. [In re Cohen, 5 Cal. 494, 495 (Cal. 1855)].