an act of contravening; action counter to something; violation or opposition.
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How to use contravention in a sentence
It accused Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to sell products containing American components to Iran in contravention of sanctions.Washington's Release of Meng Wanzhou Caps Two Weeks of Diplomatic Moves on China | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | September 28, 2021 | Time
And, he said, many of the stops continued to lack reasonable cause for suspicion — in contravention of the consent decree signed before Krasner arrived — and thus required his office to dismiss them.What Philadelphia Reveals About America’s Homicide Surge | by Alec MacGillis, photography by Hannah Price/Magnum Photos, special to ProPublica | July 30, 2021 | ProPublica
The emails also show how NYPD officers downloaded the app onto their personal devices, in contravention of stated policy, and used the powerful and biased technology in a casual fashion.The NYPD used a controversial facial recognition tool. Here’s what you need to know. | Tate Ryan-Mosley | April 9, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
As Sylvain notes, companies like Facebook sell their services to advertisers with the promise of being able to microtarget users for messaging—even when that may be in direct contravention of antidiscrimination laws.How a Democratic plan to reform Section 230 could backfire | Bobbie Johnson | February 8, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
For one thing, Baltimore’s consent decree requires that the city hire more police officers, in contravention of activist calls to greatly reduce spending on policing.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? | by Alec MacGillis | September 3, 2020 | ProPublica
Such desperate actions are in contravention of their vows and faith to renounce violence in all forms.Obama, Don’t Let Xi Forget China’s Human Rights Record | Yang Jianli | June 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Allowing them in, in a clear contravention of their earlier ruling, would have looked bad.What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore? | Megan McArdle | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Publishing the pics would be a direct contravention of the code.
The first banishment for contravention of this regulation took place on January 6, 1905.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Any law made in contravention of this section shall be void.Home Rule | Harold Spender
"Plump 'em up, and make 'em dainty," he advanced in contravention of his wife's talk of bread and beef.Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
This was in contravention to the solemn assurance given by the eastern Indians, of peace with New England.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
Whenever a minister found himself galled or hindered, he would be inclined to suppose some contravention of the Bible.Familiar Studies of Men and Books | Robert Louis Stevenson