Examples of contravention in a Sentence
a clandestine weapons program that was a contravention of the international arms agreement
Recent Examples of contravention from the Web
This effort was in direct contravention of a law passed by Congress that forbade the delivery of lethal weapons of war to the Contras.
That includes the machinery, purchased in contravention of both U.S. and U.N. sanctions, needed to build nuclear weapons, as well as the missiles needed to deliver them.
Since Kim Jong Un came to power in 2011, North Korea has been increasing the frequency of its missile and nuclear tests — a contravention of United Nations sanctions.
Perhaps the most high-profile legal action zeroes in on the president's alleged contravention of the U.S. Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which forbids any federal office holder from accepting gifts or benefiting financially from a foreign state.
Despite obvious superficial differences, the fates of Phillips and Simpson were strikingly similar: two men who, in contravention of the old saw, couldn’t quite leave it all on the field.
Independent Senator Derryn Hinch, who was molested as a child and was jailed twice as a radio broadcaster for naming pedophiles in contravention of court orders, took credit for the government initiative.
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Origin and Etymology of contravention
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
Synonymsbreach, infraction, infringement, transgression, trespass, violation
Antonymsnoninfringement, nonviolation, observance
Related Wordsmisconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, offense (or offence), sin, wrong; disregard, forgetting, ignoring, nonobservance, overlooking; delinquency, dereliction, neglect; encroachment, intrusion, invasion
Near Antonymsrespecting, upholding
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