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Meaning of contravene

con•tra•vene

Pronunciation: (kon"tru-vēn'), [key]
— -vened, -ven•ing.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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