from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of contravening or the state of being contravened; a violation, contradiction, or inconsistency.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of opposing, antagonizing, or obstructing; counteraction.
  • noun The act of transgressing or violating; violation: as, the proceedings of the allies were in contravention of the treaty.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of contravening a rule, regulation, or law, or of not fulfilling an obligation, promise, or agreement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun coming into conflict with


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