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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 Spanish contravenir, violar, infringir…
in French contrevenir (à)…
in German zuwiderhandeln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違反,違犯(法律或規則)…
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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