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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.


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


see CRIME.

CONTRAVENTION, French law. An act which violates the law, a treaty or an agreement which the party has made. The Penal Code, art. 1, denominates a contravention, that infraction of the law punished by a fine, which does not exceed fifteen francs, and an imprisonment not exceeding three days.

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After this news conference, I hope that no hospital would ever again test the state and make any contravention.