The act of contravening or going against; a violation or breach of a law or rule.
Late 16th century. from latin contraventus, from contraventum, from contra- + venire "to come".
- The company was fined for contravention of health and safety regulations.
- The contravention of the treaty led to international tensions.
- The contravention of the agreement was seen as a serious matter.
- The contravention of the court order was a criminal offense.
- The contravention of the dress code was not tolerated at the prestigious event.