What is Against The Form Of The Statute?

Legal Definition
When a statute prohibits a thing to be done, and an action is brought for the breach of the statute, the declaration or indictment must conclude against the form of the statute. See Contra formam statuti.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
When the act complained of is prohibited by a statute. these technical words must be used in an indictment under it. The Latin phrase is contra formam statuti. State v. Murphy, 15 R. I. 543, 10 Atl. 585.
-- Black's Law Dictionary