contravention


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con·tra·ven·tion

 (kŏn′trə-vĕn′shən)
n.
The act of contravening or the state of being contravened; a violation, contradiction, or inconsistency.

con•tra•ven•tion

(ˌkɒn trəˈvɛn ʃən)

n.
an act of contravening; violation or opposition.
[1570–80; contravene + -tion; compare Middle French contrevention]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contravention - coming into conflict with
resistance - group action in opposition to those in power

contravention

noun
1. breach, violation, infringement, trespass, disobedience, transgression, infraction They are in direct contravention of the law.
2. conflict, interference, contradiction, hindrance, rebuttal, refutation, disputation, counteraction He denied that the new laws were a contravention of fundamental rights.

contravention

noun
An act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example:
Translations
مُخالَفَة القَانون
porušenípřestupek
modstridstrid
brot
karşı gelme/koyma

contravention

[ˌkɒntrəˈvenʃən] Ncontravención f

contravention

[ˌkɒntrəˈvɛnʃən] n [rules] → infraction f, violation f
in contravention of → en violation de

contravention

nVerstoß m(of gegen), Verletzung f (→ of +gen); (of law also)Übertretung f (→ of +gen); to be in contravention of …gegen … verstoßen; to act in contravention of somethingeiner Sache (dat)zuwiderhandeln

contravention

[ˌkɒntrəˈvɛnʃn] n contravention (of) (frm) → contravvenzione f (a), infrazione f (di)

contravene

(kontrəˈviːn) verb
to go against or break (a law, principle etc).
ˌcontraˈvention (-ˈvenʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
5, 1863, and June 7, 1864, acted in direct contravention of the intent of the law T...Act 18, and the note to Act 36.
This power must either be a direct negative on the State laws, or an authority in the federal courts to overrule such as might be in manifest contravention of the articles of Union.
Judges, your duty lies plain before you--here can be no testimony in contravention of truth.
In one day afterwards, the Grand jury found a True Bill against Christopher Nubbles for felony; and in two days from that finding, the aforesaid Christopher Nubbles was called upon to plead Guilty or Not Guilty to an Indictment for that he the said Christopher did feloniously abstract and steal from the dwelling-house and office of one Sampson Brass, gentleman, one Bank Note for Five Pounds issued by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; in contravention of the Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Wherefore she desired that Dolly would be kissed immediately, on pain of her just displeasure; at the same time giving her to understand that whatever she saw her mother do, she might safely do herself, without being at the trouble of any reasoning or reflection on the subject--which, indeed, was offensive and undutiful, and in direct contravention of the church catechism.
At last Doctor Pedro Recio Agilers of Tirteafuera promised to let him have supper that night though it might be in contravention of all the aphorisms of Hippocrates.
Already, however, the legal tongues are wagging, and one young law student is loudly asserting that the rights of the owner are already completely sacrificed, his property being held in contravention of the statues of mortmain, since the tiller, as emblemship, if not proof, of delegated possession, is held in a dead hand.
Possibly they enjoyed theirs more than we enjoy ours, for who shall say that the beasts of the jungle do not better fulfill the purposes for which they are created than does man with his many excursions into strange fields and his contraventions of the laws of nature?
'If the investigations confirm the contravention, subject to other intervening measures the activities shall be suspended forthwith,' it explains.
ASIC found Mr Goldenberg had been involved in a contravention of financial services legislation and is not adequately trained, or competent, to provide financial services as he demonstrated a lack of professionalism, integrity, judgement, knowledge and diligence.
According to an explanatory memorandum, the 'Bill seeks to review and increase the penalty for contravention of the offence of unlawful possession of and dealing in firearms and ammunition, including muzzle-loading firearms.
86.38 Crore under the provisions of Section 37A of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA), in lieu of foreign assets illegally held abroad in contravention of Sec 4 of FEMA.