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Noun
A gap in a wall, barrier, or defence, especially one made by an attacking army
“Traditionally, intervention has been defined in terms of a coercive breach of the walls of the castle of sovereignty.”
Noun
An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct
“It says his actions were not in breach of the code of conduct, but he should have been advised by a planning officer and a note kept of the discussion and then circulated.”
Noun
A break in relations
“In such panels, the breach between a strictly topographical map and a map of a socially inscribed landscape becomes clear.”
Noun
A breaking of a moral or legal code
“… cheating on the exam was a serious breach of the military academy's honor code.”
Verb
To violate or break
“The problem is that there is often little or nothing to prevent hackers from accessing sensitive customer records - once they breach firewall defences.”
Verb
To fail to keep
“If you breach the Code of Conduct, you could be up for disciplinary measures, you could even be up at the end of the day to be sacked.”
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