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