Definition of contravention in English:

contravention

Line breaks: contra|ven¦tion
Pronunciation: /kɒntrəˈvɛnʃ(ə)n
 
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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
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  • 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

Origin

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

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