American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of contravening; a violation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of opposing, antagonizing, or obstructing; counteraction.
- n. The act of transgressing or violating; violation: as, the proceedings of the allies were in contravention of the treaty.
- n. 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.
- n. The act of contravening a rule, regulation, or law, or of not fulfilling an obligation, promise, or agreement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation.
- n. coming into conflict with
“They are treated in contravention of all medical laws.”
“Reminds one of the Human Genome Project and other sequencing projects — genuine science resulted, but it was virtually all in contravention to the early promises made in order to garner large scale govt. funding.”
“Article II does not grant the Executive unlimited authority to defend the nation in contravention of duly passed Congressional legislation forbidding specific behaviours”
“Which is to say that any executor of an estate acting in contravention of the express wishes of the original creator is in breach of an implicit contract entered into in their acceptance of the copyright as part of their inheritance.”
“That way lies scientistic dismissals of heavier-than-air flight because this would clearly be in contravention of the law of gravity.”
“So why would the BBC ignore a story about an African government's armed forces bombing a town and killing civilians in contravention of a peace deal and UN Security Council resolutions?”
“Then on Friday came the coup de grace: the Formula One Teams 'Association pointed out that the FIA's action was in contravention of its own regulations:”
“The US, in contravention to the NPT, makes an inside deal with India to give them access to all kinds of nuclear technology, etc.”
“Subsidised health care is not a constitutional right, and there's obviously no support for making it, in contravention of the Constitution, an entitlement.”
“He then served your Correspondent a large 'Special' with extra chilli sauce, allegedly in contravention of the United Nations Convention on Chemical Weapons.”
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