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contravene

[ kon-truh-veen ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈvin /
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verb (used with object), con·tra·vened, con·tra·ven·ing.

to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose: to contravene a statement.
to violate, infringe, or transgress: to contravene the law.

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Origin of contravene

1560–70; <Late Latin contrāvenīre, equivalent to Latin contrā against + venīre to come
con·tra·ven·er, noun
contravene , controvert
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British Dictionary definitions for contravene

contravene
/ (ˌkɒntrəˈviːn) /

verb (tr)

to come into conflict with or infringe (rules, laws, etc)
to dispute or contradict (a statement, proposition, etc)
contravener, nouncontravention (ˌkɒntrəˈvɛnʃən), noun
C16: from Late Latin contrāvenīre, from Latin contra- + venīre to come
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