The act of contravening a rule, legislation, or legislation, or of maybe not satisfying an obligation, guarantee, or contract.
The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation.
The act of opposing, antagonizing, or obstructing; counteraction.
The act of transgressing or violating; infraction: as, the proceedings associated with the allies had been in contravention for the pact.
Specifically Violation of a legal condition or responsibility in which the contravener is bound: particularly used, in Scots legislation, to an act done by an heir of entail in opposition to the conditions of deed, or even to functions of molestation or outrage committed by a person in violation of law-burrows.