Verb(1) go against, as of rules and laws(2) deny the truth of
(1) This is because to refuse treatment would contravene the principle that people should be able to move freely to work in another EC country.(2) If the BBC contravene the code it is not acting unlawfully.(3) Any mark of disgrace worn under order would contravene this principle.(4) Since the traumatic incident was, by definition, unpleasant, its repetition appeared to contravene the pleasure principle.(5) this would contravene the rule against hearsay(6) What chance, then, of the judges now forbidding parliament to contravene our home-grown constitutional principle of the rule of law?(7) The council decided an application to convert an old inn into houses would contravene the human rights of villagers who drank there.(8) They are curtailed because it is unreasonable to reach a decision which contravenes or could contravene human rights unless there are sufficiently significant countervailing considerations.(9) The essence of this principle seems to be that citizens who know that their conduct is on the borderline of illegality take the risk that their behaviour will be held to contravene the law.(10) But those who contravene the racial laws are persecuted.(11) These are concrete factual matters and they wish to ensure that their intended activity does not contravene valid law.(12) If, on the other hand, members of organisations do engage in acts which contravene the criminal law then the law is able to deal with them.(13) The endeavour is to bring those who contravene international law to justice, whether for genocide, possessing illegal weapons or whatever.(14) Tell him that the Bank's policy contravenes human rights, breaks his previous promises and should not be implemented.(15) It also found that the Migration Act contravened international law by barring any judicial review of detention.(16) What we want is not a change in the law but a declaration by the courts that the current law is illegal because it contravenes human rights under the European convention.
(1) contravene :: oortree
1. break ::
2. conflict with ::
3. negate ::
4. conflict ::
1. follow ::
2. mind ::
3. obey ::
4. observe ::
Different Formscontravene, contravened, contravenes, contravening
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