Contravention



[kon-truh-ven-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɛn ʃən/

noun
1.
an act of ; action counter to something; violation or opposition.
n.

1570s, from Middle French contravention, from Vulgar Latin *contraventionem, noun of action from past participle stem of contravenire (see contravene).

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