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contravention

noun
     
Related topics: Law
con‧tra‧ven‧tion
[uncountable and countable]SCL when someone does something that is not allowed by a law or rule [= violation]
contravention 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.

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