What does contravention mean?

Definitions for contravention
ˌkɒn trəˈvɛn ʃəncon·tra·ven·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispute, contraventionnoun

    coming into conflict with


  1. contraventionnoun

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

    Their contravention of the treaty increased international tensions.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Contraventionnoun


    Etymology: French.

    Yet if Christianity did not lend its name to stand in the gap, and to employ or divert these humours, they must of necessity be spent in contraventions to the laws of the land. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Contravention

    In many civil law countries (e.g.: France, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Brazil) a contravention is a non-criminal offense, similar to an infraction or civil penalty in common law countries.


  1. contravention

    Contravention is the act of violating a law, agreement, or any set rule or order. It's essentially a breach of legal requirements, conditions, or regulations and is often punishable by law. It could also mean the action of contradicting or opposing something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contraventionnoun

    the act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. contravention.]


  1. Contravention

    In many civil law countries a contravention is a non-criminal offense, similar to an infraction or civil penalty in common law countries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contravention in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contravention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of contravention in a Sentence

  1. The DA:

    The jamming of the cellular signal was an unprecedented contravention of media freedom. All indications are that the jamming of the signal was illegal.

  2. Andrew McCabe:

    Andrew McCabe's clearly targeting the person who's filed this complaint that affects Andrew McCabe seriously and is kind of laying the marker down that Andrew McCabe wants this person's identity and Andrew McCabe wants to be able to follow-up on this. So absolutely a total contravention of all the protections for whistleblowers, so you have to ask, was this some sort of a message to all of those folks and indeed a message to all people serving in the government that if they step forward with complaints, they can expect the President to come after them ?

  3. Le Maire:

    If the American administration decided to also impose a regime of sanctions on investments in Cuba, in contravention of what has been decided for several years now by our American allies, we would react. Europe would also react and is ready to also impose sanctions at our end.

  4. Tata Sons:

    We take strict action against sellers in case they are found to be selling any product in contravention with applicable laws, including listing of unsafe or non-compliant products, as customer safety is a top priority.

  5. Van Der Klaauw:

    The indiscriminate bombing of populated areas, with or without prior warning, is in contravention of international humanitarian law.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A foreordained
    B incumbent
    C contiguous
    D tacky

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