Definition of contravention in English:

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contravention

Pronunciation: /kɒntrəˈvɛnʃ(ə)n/

noun

An action which offends against a law, treaty, or other ruling: the publishing of misleading advertisements was a contravention of the Act [mass noun]: contravention of parking restrictions there were repeated raids by one side upon the other in contravention of treaty terms
More example sentences
  • At the time of the offence, or the contravention, you will never know whether there has been actual recoupment.
  • I am trying to think of an example of a contravention of this restraining order that would not turn upon presence in the premises.
  • But in both cases, your Honour, one is looking at the misconduct of the contravention.
Synonyms
breach, violation, infringement, non-observance, breaking, transgression, neglect, dereliction;
failure to observe, non-compliance with, departure from;
Law  infraction, delict

Origin

Mid 16th century: via French from medieval Latin contraventio(n-), from late Latin contravenire (see contravene).

Words that rhyme with contravention

abstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, condescension, contention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypertension, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, mention, misapprehension, obtention, pension, prehension, prevention, recension, retention, subvention, supervention, suspension, tension

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