in contravention of


: in a way not allowed by (a law, rule, contract, etc.) : in violation of
He cut off trade with the country in contravention of their treaty.

Examples of in contravention of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agency said Van Eck never informed it of the arrangement, in contravention of disclosure laws. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 More than two decades earlier, Shamsa had tried to flee during a vacation in England, but she was snatched from a street in Cambridge by her father’s men, in contravention of the U.K.’s laws against kidnapping. Heidi Blake, The New Yorker, 15 Dec. 2023 Over time, if enough studios arrange deals in this manner, the term will become normalized in contravention of the tentative deal’s aim to empower performers with the ability to control future uses of their AI doubles. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2023 Paying a surrogate to carry twins — intentionally creating a higher-risk pregnancy, in contravention of medical recommendations — would be wrong. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2023 Mutinous soldiers have seized power in several countries in the region in recent years, presidents have clung to power in contravention of their countries’ constitutions, and elections elsewhere have been tainted by irregularities. Elian Peltier, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2023 And yet, according to a recent report in the New York Times, Vietnam may be negotiating a secret deal with Russia for additional military arms, possibly in contravention of Washington’s Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. Derek Grossman, Foreign Affairs, 6 Oct. 2023 Hifter in contravention of an international arms embargo. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2023 But even as the United States and Vietnam have nurtured their relationship over recent months, Hanoi is making clandestine plans to buy an arsenal of weapons from Russia in contravention of American sanctions, an internal Vietnamese government document shows. Hannah Beech, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2023

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“In contravention of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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