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contravene

[kon-truh-veen] /ˌkɒn trəˈvin/
verb (used with object), contravened, contravening.
1.
to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose:
to contravene a statement.
2.
to violate, infringe, or transgress:
to contravene the law.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin contrāvenīre, equivalent to Latin contrā against + venīre to come
Related forms
contravener, noun
Can be confused
contravene, controvert.
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contravene

/ˌkɒntrəˈviːn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to come into conflict with or infringe (rules, laws, etc)
2.
to dispute or contradict (a statement, proposition, etc)
Derived Forms
contravener, noun
contravention (ˌkɒntrəˈvɛnʃən) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin contrāvenīre, from Latin contra- + venīre to come
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Word Origin and History for contraveners'
contravene
1560s, from M.Fr. contravenir "to transgress, decline, depart," from L. contravenire "to come against," in M.L. "to transgress," from L. contra "against" + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Contravened (1650s).
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