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Noun
A gap or opening in a wall or barrier
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“The cattle of the plaintiffs were running at large, and, without the fault of the defendant, entered upon said field through a breach in the fence.”
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A break or separation between two objects or parties
“The Messum river, coming from the Brandberg, forms a breach in the mountains.”
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A lack of harmony or the severance of good relations between two parties
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“The rejection of an allegedly sincere peace offer by the party widened the breach between the two factions.”
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An act of defying or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct
“As a punishment for your breach of discipline, you are to be confined a month in the dungeon of the northern bastion of the fortress of Fenestrella.”
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A crime or transgression as defined by a legal code, rule, or standard
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“I committed no breach against you. My breach of neutrality was against your Government, was against the nation, if there was any at all.”
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An entry by force or without permission or right
“Two police officers have been suspended following last week's breach of the building by protesters.”
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An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
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The state of being unequal
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A heated argument or disagreement, typically about a trivial issue and between people who are usually on good term
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An unjust act, treatment or occurrence
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A refusal to conform to rules, laws or standards
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The act of interfering or encroaching into the affairs of others
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The act of breaking into a building, typically to commit a crime
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The action or process of penetrating something
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A failure to fulfil a moral or legal obligation
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The intervening time
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To fail to conform to a regulation or obligation
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“If you breach the Code of Conduct, you could be subject to disciplinary measures, or you could even be sacked.”
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To cross or break through a barrier, especially by force
“There is often nothing to prevent hackers from accessing sensitive customer records once they breach a system's firewall.”
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To confront through the use of military force
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To break or destroy the structure of
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To gain access to something, especially forcefully or unlawfully
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To penetrate or make a hole in
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To break into a property with the intent to remove items
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Burst through
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