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Definition of breach:

  1. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
  2. A breaking out upon; an assault.
  3. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
  4. A bruise; a wound.
  5. 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.
  6. A hernia; a rupture.
  7. 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.
  8. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
  9. To break the water, as by leaping out; - said of a whale.
  10. To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.


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