Contravening
Contravene Con`tra*vene", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contravened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contravening}.] [LL. contravenire; L. contra + venire to come: cf. F. contrevenir. See {Come}.] 1. To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat. [1913 Webster]

So plain a proposition . . . was not likely to be contravened. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

2. To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law. [1913 Webster]

Laws that place the subjects in such a state contravene the first principles of the compact of authority. --Johnson.

Syn: To contradict; set aside; nullify; defeat; cross; obstruct; baffle; thwart. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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