contravener
noun see contravene

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  • Contravener — Con tra*ven er, n. One who contravenes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contravener — contravene ► VERB 1) commit an act that is not in accordance with (a law, treaty, etc.). 2) conflict with (a right, principle, etc.). DERIVATIVES contravener noun contravention noun. ORIGIN Latin contravenire, from venire come …   English terms dictionary

  • contravener — See contravene. * * * …   Universalium

  • contravener — contravenˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑contravene …   Useful english dictionary

  • contravene — contravener, n. /kon treuh veen /, v.t., contravened, contravening. 1. to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose: to contravene a statement. 2. to violate, infringe, or transgress: to contravene the law. [1560 70; < LL… …   Universalium

  • contravene — transitive verb ( vened; vening) Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French contrevenir, from Late Latin contravenire, from Latin contra + venire to come more at come Date: 1567 1. to go or act contrary to ; violate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Defence of India Act 1915 — The Defence of India Act 1915, also referred to as the Defence of India Regulations Act, was an Emergency Criminal Law enacted by the British Raj in India in 1915 with the intention of curtailing the nationalist and revolutionary activities… …   Wikipedia

  • contravene — [ˌkɒntrə vi:n] verb offend against the requirements of (a law, treaty, etc.); infringe. ↘conflict with (a right, principle, etc.), especially to its detriment. Derivatives contravener noun contravention noun Origin C16: from late L. contravenire …   English new terms dictionary

  • contravene — /kɒntrəˈvin / (say kontruh veen) verb (t) (contravened, contravening) 1. to come or be in conflict with; go or act counter to; oppose. 2. to violate, infringe, or transgress: to contravene the law. {Latin contrāvenīre oppose} –contravener, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • contravene — ► VERB 1) commit an act that is not in accordance with (a law, treaty, etc.). 2) conflict with (a right, principle, etc.). DERIVATIVES contravener noun contravention noun. ORIGIN Latin contravenire, from venire come …   English terms dictionary

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