treat with contempt
Politicians and goondas regularly flout the law, knowing that the police will never even look their way.
FLOUT. FOUL + OUT. When a player is sent out by foul, the player shows his contempt to the referee. Can be associated with word "Clout" which means "great influence" as "Person who has clout tends to flout" == A person who has great influence tends to show contempt for and break the rules. eg. Salman Khan A kid asked me if he could FLY his paper plane in the room, I replied bluntly-FLY OUT.