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contravention

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
contraventioncon‧tra‧ven‧tion /ˌkɒntrəˈvenʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ noun  [countable, uncountable]SCLDISOBEY when someone does something that is not allowed by a law or rule syn violationcontravention of Sending the troops was a contravention of the treaty.in contravention of something (=in a way not allowed by a rule or law) Several of the girls were wearing trousers, in contravention of the school rules on dress.
Examples from the Corpus
contraventionAll innovation is a contravention of the order of things.This was a contravention of section 57 of the Act.Similarly prosecutions relating to water pollution and contravention of planning notices are dealt with in the Magistrates' Court.It was a clear contravention of EU regulations.Section 4 makes it an offence to carry on investment business in contravention of section 3.Many shops and bars stayed open, in contravention of the Sunday trading laws.In particular, Geest is accused of stripping trees along watercourses, in contravention of the law.Mere passive knowledge will not be sufficient: actual involvement in the contravention must be established.Can the reversal of the result of the contravention be regarded as a step taken to remedy the contravention?in contravention of somethingIn particular, Geest is accused of stripping trees along watercourses, in contravention of the law.Section 4 makes it an offence to carry on investment business in contravention of section 3.Development carried out in contravention of a stop notice constitutes an offence.Publication in contravention of this provision is an offence punishable on summary conviction with a fine not exceeding £1,000.The company apparently shipped arms to the regime in contravention of the U.S. trade boycott.Sometimes these resulted in contravention of an Authority rule about foreign ownership or conflict of interest, and further sales followed.Using a vehicle in contravention of the relevant statutory provisions constitutes a criminal offence.
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