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>

Origin and Etymology of contravention

Middle French, from Late Latin contravenire


First Known Use: 1579




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