breach

  • 1 breach — / brēch/ n 1 a: a violation in the performance of or a failure to perform an obligation created by a promise, duty, or law without excuse or justification breach of duty: a breach of a duty esp. by a fiduciary (as an agent or corporate officer)… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 breach — n 1 Breach, infraction, violation, transgression, trespass, infringement, contravention are comparable when denoting the act or the offense of one who fails to keep the law or to do what the law, one s duty, or an obligation requires. Breach… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Breach — (br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice, gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See {Break}, and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Brack} a break] . 1. The act of breaking, in a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Breach — may refer to:People: * Nicholas Breach, a photographerPlaces: * Breach, Kent, United KingdomIn law:* Breach of confidence, a common law tort that protects private information that is conveyed in confidence * Breach of contract, a situation in… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 (Breach) — Студийный альбом The Wallflowers …

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  • 6 breach — ► VERB 1) make a gap or hole in; break through. 2) break (a rule or agreement). ► NOUN 1) a gap made in a wall or barrier. 2) an act of breaking a rule or agreement. 3) a break in relations. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Breach — Breach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaching}.] To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 breach — breach, breech The spelling of these two words is often confused. Breach is a noun and verb meaning ‘a break’ or ‘to break’ (as in a breach of contract, to breach the enemy s defences), whereas breech means ‘the back or lower part of something’,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 breach — [n1] gap aperture, break, chasm, chip, cleft, crack, discontinuity, fissure, hole, opening, rent, rift, rupture, slit, split; concept 513 Ant. bridge, connection breach [n2] violation of a law contravention, delinquency, dereliction, disobedience …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Breach — Breach, v. i. To break the water, as by leaping out; said of a whale. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 breach — breach·er; breach; …

    English syllables

  • 12 breach — [brēch] n. [ME breche < OE bryce < brecan (see BREAK); infl. by OFr breche < OHG brecha, of same orig.] 1. Obs. a breaking or being broken 2. a failure to observe the terms, as of a law or promise, the customary forms, etc.; violation;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 breach|y — «BREE chee», adjective. apt to break fences and get out of enclosures: »a high spirited, breachy horse …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 breach — ▪ I. breach breach 1 [briːtʆ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] LAW an action that breaks an agreement, rule, law etc: • The company wrote a letter of apology to the Israeli government, saying that any breach of the rules was unintentional. • They …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 breach — The breaking or violating of a law, right, obligation, engagement, or duty, either by commission or omission. Exists where one party to contract fails to carry out term, promise, or condition of the contract Rights and remedies. Parts 6 and 7 of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 breach — The breaking or violating of a law, right, obligation, engagement, or duty, either by commission or omission. Exists where one party to contract fails to carry out term, promise, or condition of the contract Rights and remedies. Parts 6 and 7 of… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 breach — breach1 W3 [bri:tʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: bryce] 1.) [U and C] an action that breaks a law, rule, or agreement breach of ▪ This was a clear breach of the 1994 Trade Agreement. ▪ They sued the company for breach of contract . ▪ a breach of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 breach — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 breaking of a law, agreement, rule, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, fundamental, grave, serious ▪ deliberate, flagrant ▪ He refused to shake hands, in deliberate breach …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 breach — I UK [briːtʃ] / US [brɪtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms breach : singular breach plural breaches ** 1) a failure to follow a law or rule breach of: Reproduction of the CD constitutes a breach of copyright. be in breach of something: The company… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 breach — 1 noun 1 breach of the law/rules/agreement etc an action that breaks a law, rule, or agreement between people, groups, or countries: a clear breach of the 1994 Trade Agreement | be in breach of sth: We will expel any member found to be in breach… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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