Meaning of “contravention” in the English Dictionary


"contravention" in Business English

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contraventionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌkɒntrəˈvenʃən/ us formal

an action that is against a law or rule, or that is not what you promised or were expected to do:

(a) contravention of sth The use of unguarded candles is a contravention of the 1981 Hotels & Boarding House Act.
be in contravention of sth We are trying to understand in what way we may have been in contravention of the law.
Council may serve a contravention notice if the builder fails to submit plans before starting construction work.

(Definition of “contravention” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)