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contravened


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contravene  \Con`tra*vene"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contravened}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Contravening}.]  [LL.  contravenire  L.  contra 
  +  venire  to  come:  cf  F.  contrevenir  See  {Come}.] 
  1.  To  meet  in  the  way  of  opposition;  to  come  into  conflict 
  with  to  oppose;  to  contradict;  to  obstruct  the  operation 
  of  to  defeat. 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  contradict;  set  aside;  nullify;  defeat;  cross; 
  obstruct;  baffle;  thwart. 




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