contravention

[ kon-truh-ven-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈvɛn ʃən /

noun

an act of contravening; action counter to something; violation or opposition.

Origin of contravention

1570–80; contravene + -tion; compare Middle French contrevention
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