Contravene

Definition of Contravene

Con`tra`vene´
v. t.1.To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat.
[imp. & p. p. Contravened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Contravening.]
So plain a proposition . . . was not likely to be contravened.
- Southey.
2.To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law.
Laws that place the subjects in such a state contravene the first principles of the compact of authority.
- Johnson.

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