contravention


contravention
I noun antagonism, argument, breaking an obligation, clash, conflict, confrontation, contention, contest, contradiction, controversion, counteraction, countervail, debate, denial, disagreement, discord, dissent, dissidence, disunion, disunity, divisiveness, friction, gainsaying, infringement, lack of concord, negation, opposing, opposition, oppugnancy, quarrel, rebuttal, resistance, transgression, traversal, variance, violation, vying with, wrangle associated concepts: contravention of a contract, contravention of a statute, contravention of an agreement II index ademption, annulment, breach, conflict, confutation, contention (opposition), contradiction, counterargument, crime, criticism, denial, disagreement, disapproval, exception (objection), impugnation, infraction, infringement, negation, opposition, rejection, resistance, transgression

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


contravention
See crime.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


contravention
A term of French law meaning an act violative of a law, a treaty, or an agreement made between parties; a breach of law punishable by a fine of fifteen francs or less and by an imprisonment of three days or less. In the U.S. legal system, a breach or violation of the provisions of a contract, statute, or treaty.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


contravention
A term of French law meaning an act violative of a law, a treaty, or an agreement made between parties; a breach of law punishable by a fine of fifteen francs or less and by an imprisonment of three days or less. In the U.S. legal system, a breach or violation of the provisions of a contract, statute, or treaty.

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  • contravention — [ kɔ̃travɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; du bas lat. contravenire → contrevenir ♦ Dr. Infraction aux prescriptions d une loi, d un règlement, d un contrat. Être en contravention (⇒ contrevenant) . ♢ Dr. pén. Infraction que la loi punit d une peine de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contravention — UK US /ˌkɒntrəˈvenʃən/ noun [C or U] FORMAL ► an action that is against a law or rule, or that is not what you promised or were expected to do: (a) contravention of sth »The use of unguarded candles is a contravention of the 1981 Hotels &… …   Financial and business terms

  • Contravention — Con tra*ven tion, n. [Cf. F. contravention.] The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation. [1913 Webster] Warrants in contravention of the acts of Parliament. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] In contravention of all his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contravention — CONTRAVENTION. s. f. Infraction, action par laquelle on contrevient à une Loi, à une Ordonnance, à un Arrèt, à un Traité, ou à un Contrat qu on a fait. C est une contravention manifeste au traité de Paix, au Contrat, à l Acte de société que nous… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • contravention — Contravention. s. f. Action par laquelle on contrevient, infraction. C est une contravention manifeste au traité de paix, au contract, à l acte de société que nous avons fait ensemble. il est accusé de contravention à l Ordonnance, aux Edits …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • contravention — 1570s, from M.Fr. contravention, from V.L. *contraventionem, noun of action from contravenire (see CONTRAVENE (Cf. contravene)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contravention — trespass, transgression, violation, infringement, *breach, infraction Analogous words: *offense, vice, sin, crime Contrasted words: compliance, acquiescence (see under COMPLIANT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Contravention —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les articles traitant d un même sujet en fonction du pays ou de la juridiction. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Contravention », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CONTRAVENTION — s. f. Infraction, action par laquelle on contrevient à une loi, à une ordonnance, à un règlement, à un traité, ou à un contrat qu on a fait. C est une contravention manifeste au traité de paix, au contrat, à l acte de société que nous avons fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • contravention — (kon tra van sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d agir contre une prescription. Une contravention aux lois. •   La contravention est aux choses, la désobéissance aux personnes, D ALEMBERT Synonymes.. •   On n allègue pour toute …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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