Contravention definition

kŏntrə-vĕnshən
The act of contravening or the state of being contravened; a violation, contradiction, or inconsistency.
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The act of contravening a rule, regulation, or law, or of not fulfilling an obligation, promise, or agreement.

Their contravention of the treaty increased international tensions.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contravention
Plural:
contraventions

Origin of contravention

  • From Middle French contravention

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