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
In this case, the United States and West as a whole are attempting to send an unequivocal message to Moscow: Using military-grade nerve agents brazenly in a sovereign state is unacceptable and in contravention to all international norms.
Zuckerberg was responding to revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a political firm that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, gained access to data on some 50 million users, in contravention of Facebook’s rules for data access.
Any federal crime involving wildlife, from leading an organized network of wildlife trafficking in contravention of U.S. smuggling laws to poaching an animal in violation of the Endangered Species Act, has a base level of six under the guidelines.
While it is centrally located, the current building has no setback and looming directly over the street -- in contravention of requirements for embassies built in the war-on-terror era.
The former football player, Marvin Washington, for instance, is contending that the Controlled Substances Act has impeded his ability to transact business in states where pot is legal in contravention of the Constitution’s commerce clause.
That’s bad for the body politic and a clear contravention of the Constitution.
Finally, the tax evasion and money laundering charges against Mr. Manafort are a reminder that Donald Trump, in contravention of decades of bipartisan practice, still has not released his own taxes.
This effort was in direct contravention of a law passed by Congress that forbade the delivery of lethal weapons of war to the Contras.
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Origin and Etymology of contravention
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
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