Meaning of BREACH in English

BREACH

n.

Pronunciation: ' br ē ch

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English breche, from Old English br ǣ c act of breaking; akin to Old English brecan to break

Date: before 12th century

1 : infraction or violation of a law, obligation, tie, or standard

2 a : a broken, ruptured, or torn condition or area b : a gap (as in a wall) made by battering

3 a : a break in accustomed friendly relations b : a temporary gap in continuity : HIATUS

4 : a leap especially of a whale out of water

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