Definition of contravention:
violation, noncooperation, breach, difference of opinion, non-compliance, violation, infringement, infringement, difference, nonobservance, trespass, opposition, dispute, conflict, refusal, right, infraction, transgression, noncompliance, disobedience.
Yet the two features specified have been the only ones that have been added to the scheme of Indian control during the continuance of the present administration; while, on the other side, an irreparable breach has been effected in that scheme by the action of powerful social forces, as well as by the direct legislative contravention of its most vital principle.- "The Indian Question (1874)", Francis A. Walker.
- "The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier", Edgar Beecher Bronson.
It was regarded as permissible to describe certain scenes of the initiation, and this has been done by many writers, but a complete silence was demanded as to the means employed to realize the end, the rites and ceremonies in which the initiate took part, the emblems which were displayed, and the actual words uttered, and the slightest contravention of this rule rendered the offender liable to the strongest possible condemnation and chastisement.- "The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites", Dudley Wright.