Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / contravention

QUIZZES

Were You Bamboozled By The Words From February?

START THE QUIZ

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

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.
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.
The first banishment for contravention of this regulation took place on January 6, 1905.
Any law made in contravention of this section shall be void.
HOME RULEHAROLD SPENDER
"Plump 'em up, and make 'em dainty," he advanced in contravention of his wife's talk of bread and beef.
This was in contravention to the solemn assurance given by the eastern Indians, of peace with New England.
Whenever a minister found himself galled or hindered, he would be inclined to suppose some contravention of the Bible.
FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Agreements made in contravention of this provision shall be void.
THE THEORY AND POLICY OF LABOUR PROTECTIONALBERT EBERHARD FRIEDRICH SCHFFLE
The police authorities may enforce the dismissal of workers employed in contravention of the foregoing prohibitions.
THE THEORY AND POLICY OF LABOUR PROTECTIONALBERT EBERHARD FRIEDRICH SCHFFLE
Any person who acts in contravention of § 115a, or of the statutory provisions laid down on the grounds of § 119a.
THE THEORY AND POLICY OF LABOUR PROTECTIONALBERT EBERHARD FRIEDRICH SCHFFLE

WORDS RELATED TO CONTRAVENTION

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD OF THE DAY

comeuppancenoun | [kuhm-uhp-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION
Learn A New Word Right Now!