- The definition of a breach is a break, or violation.
- An example of a breach is an agreement that has been broken.
- An example of a breach is a person violating their probation.
- Breach is defined as break or violate.
- An example of breach is breaking a hole in the sea wall.
- An example of breach is breaking a contract.
breach definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete a breaking or being broken
- a failure to observe the terms, as of a law or promise, the customary forms, etc.; violation; infraction
- an opening made by a breakthrough, as in a wall, line of defense, etc.
- a broken or torn place or part
- a breaking of waves over or upon a ship, sea wall, etc.
- a whale's leap clear of the water
- a break in friendly relations
Origin: Middle English breche ; from Old English bryce ; from brecan (see break); influenced, influence by Old French breche ; from Old High German brecha, of same origin, originally
- to make a breach in; break open or through
- to break or violate (a contract, covenant, etc.)
breach definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. An opening, a tear, or a rupture.b. A gap or rift, especially in or as if in a solid structure such as a dike or fortification.
- A violation or infraction, as of a law, a legal obligation, or a promise.
- A breaking up or disruption of friendly relations; an estrangement.
- A leap of a whale from the water.
- The breaking of waves or surf.
- To make a hole or gap in; break through.
- To break or violate (an agreement, for example).
Origin: Middle English breche, from Old English brēc; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
breach - Business Definition
- Failure to satisfactorily comply with a legal obligation.
- Circumvention of a computer's security system.
breach - Computer Definition
breach - Legal Definition
- The failure to perform a legal or moral obligation owed to a person or to the public.
- The failure to act as required by the law.
- The failure to exercise the care that a reasonable person would exercise in the same or similar situation.