contravention

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

Definition of contravention

  1. :  the act of contravening :  violation

Examples of contravention in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of contravention

Middle French, from Late Latin contravenire





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