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Definition of contravention noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contravention

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒntrəˈvenʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntrəˈvenʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the fact of doing something that is not allowed by a law or rule synonym infringement These actions are in contravention of European law.