contravention contravention  /ˌkɑn trə ˈvɛn tʃən/


  • (n) coming into conflict with


  1. Musharraf previously got around the contravention by getting an exemption from tame judges.
  2. contravention of party rules should not stand, and that is a very good thing.



  1. "We see that military resources of certain states and members of the NATO alliance are being built up right by our borders and in contravention of previously reached agreements," Putin said in remarks shown on state television.
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Reuters

  2. "This could be done very quickly to give the FIA the power to exclude from any activity in motorsport any person who has acted in contravention of the basic rules of sport, or done something dangerous," Mosley said.
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Max Mosley Source: The Australian

  3. In his speech Mottaki described the detention of the Iranians as a "brazen contravention of international conventions, the breach of Iraq's sovereignty and obvious dishonouring of the Iraqi people and government".
    on May 4, 2007 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Daily Times

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