Definition of Contravene

1. Verb. Go against, as of rules and laws. "This behavior conflicts with our rules"




2. Verb. Deny the truth of.
Exact synonyms: Contradict, Negate
Generic synonyms: Differ, Disagree, Dissent, Take Issue
Specialized synonyms: Deny
Derivative terms: Contradiction, Contradictory, Contradictory, Negation, Negation, Negative

Definition of Contravene

1. v. t. To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat.

Definition of Contravene

1. Verb. (transitive) To act contrary to an order, or fail to conform to a regulation. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To deny the truth of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contravene

1. [v -VENED, -VENING, -VENES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contravene

contrasty
contrasuggestible
contrasuppressor cells
contrat
contrate
contratenor
contratenors
contraterrene
contrats
contravallation
contravallations
contravariance
contravariances
contravariant
contravariant functor
contravene (current term)
contravened
contravener
contraveners
contravenes
contravening
contravention
contraventions
contraversial
contraversion
contraversions
contraversive
contrayerva
contrayervas
contrecoup

Literary usage of Contravene

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature by Harvard University Dept. of Modern Languages, Frank Edgar Parley (1893)
"The three syllables of contravene are pronounced separately, then the first ... 2. con- tra- rene contra- contravene In contra- we again see a nasal drawing ..."

2. A Treatise on Marine, Fire, Life, Accident and All Other Insurances by Joseph Asbury Joyce (1897)
"By-laws must not contravene Terms of Charter. By-laws are not valid which conflict with the charter or articles of association, for to acknowledge the power ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... and moreover, it must not be contaminated with any illegal, fraudulent, or immoral transaction, or contravene any rule of the common or statute law; ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"We must indeed accept our feelings ; but we must also believe much which is not directly testified by sensation, if only it does not contravene our ..."

5. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"... agreed among themselves to contravene, and did contravene, this prohibition, and the superior did not object. In an interdict by the superior against a ..."

6. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"Must not contravene Common Right. — An ordinance cannot legally be made which contravenes a common right, ..."

7. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1853)
"... and whoever shall contravene this regulation, shall be similarly punished." Of the persons who shall be compelled to appear on judgment. ..."

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