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English definition of “contravene”

contravene

verb [T]     /ˌkɒntrəˈviːn/ formal
to do something that is forbidden by a law or ruleObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
contravention     /ˌkɒntrəˈvenʃən/ noun [C, U] By accepting the money, she was in contravention of company rules.
(Definition of contravene verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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