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contravention

noun con·tra·ven·tion \ˌkän-trə-ˈven(t)-shən\

Definition of CONTRAVENTION

:  the act of contravening :  violation

Examples of CONTRAVENTION

  1. <a clandestine weapons program that was a contravention of the international arms agreement>

Origin of CONTRAVENTION

Middle French, from Late Latin contravenire
First Known Use: 1579

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