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contravention

[kon-truh-ven-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɛn ʃən/
noun
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an act of contravening; action counter to something; violation or opposition.
Origin of contravention
1570-1580
1570-80; contravene + -tion; compare Middle French contrevention
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n.

1570s, from Middle French contravention, from Vulgar Latin *contraventionem, noun of action from past participle stem of contravenire (see contravene).

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