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contravene

verb [T] uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈviːn/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/ formal
to do something that a law or rule does not allow, or to break a law or rule: This contravenes the Race Relations Act.
contravention
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈven.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
By accepting the money, she was in contravention of company regulations.
Translations of “contravene”
in Vietnamese vi phạm…
in Spanish contravenir, violar, infringir…
in Thai โต้แย้ง, ฝ่าฝืน…
in Malaysian melanggar…
in French contrevenir (à)…
in German zuwiderhandeln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違反,違犯(法律或規則)…
in Indonesian melanggar…
in Russian нарушать…
in Turkish ihlal etmek, çiğnemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违反,违犯(法律或规则)…
in Polish naruszać…
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