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Definition of Breach


  1. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
  2. Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
  3. A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
  4. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
  5. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
  6. A bruise; a wound.
  7. A hernia; a rupture.
  8. A breaking out upon; an assault.
  9. To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
  10. To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.

Breach Quotations

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

How did Abraham know that it was God that bid him offer his son, being a breach of the sixth commandment?
Anne Hutchinson

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi

I think that carrying on a life that is meant to be private in public is a breach of taste, common sense, and mental hygiene.
Myrna Loy

Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others.
Simon Mainwaring
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Breach Translations

breach in Dutch is een bres slaan, een bres slaan in
breach in German is Verletzung
breach in Portuguese is ruptura
breach in Spanish is brecha
breach in Swedish is brytande
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