• WordNet 3.6
    • n contravention coming into conflict with
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Contravention The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation. "Warrants in contravention of the acts of Parliament.""In contravention of all his marriage stipulations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n contravention The act of opposing, antagonizing, or obstructing; counteraction.
    • n contravention The act of transgressing or violating; violation: as, the proceedings of the allies were in contravention of the treaty.
    • n contravention Specifically Violation of a legal condition or obligation by which the contravener is bound: especially applied, in Scots law, to an act done by an heir of entail in opposition to the provisions of the deed, or to acts of molestation or outrage committed by a person in violation of law-burrows.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Contravention act of contravening: opposition: obstruction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. contravention,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. contra, against, venīre, to come.


In literature:

Whenever a minister found himself galled or hindered, he would be inclined to suppose some contravention of the Bible.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But if Socialism were carried out with any fulness, there would be more contraventions.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This was in contravention of an act of Congress, legalizing substitutes.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
This action was not only in violation of international law, but it was in direct contravention of the provisions of the treaty of 1795.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
All Germans are entitled to form associations or unions for purposes which are not in contravention of the penal law.
"The New Germany" by George Young
The police authorities may enforce the dismissal of workers employed in contravention of the foregoing prohibitions.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
It may or it may not imply a contravention of the laws of nature.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
The magistrates held that there was no contravention of the Act, and dismissed the case.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
I fancy that he had made up his mind not to notice any contraventions of an unimportant kind.
"The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Any law made in contravention of this section shall be void.
"Present Irish Questions" by William O'Connor Morris

In news:

The company denied any contravention of Indian laws.

In science:

In doing so, Oshikawa62) identified n0 k with the distribution of N non-excited quasiparticles, in contravention of the fact, emphasised above, that n0 k and nk do not directly describe the physical quasiparticles.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions