verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- breach of contract,
- breach of faith,
- breach of promise,
- breach of the peace,
- breach of trust
Origin of breach
Examples from the Web for breach
This breach is an extraordinary emotional drag on the exhausted population.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Good old Sir Bob Geldof stepping into the breach again to raise money for crisis-hit Africa?
But while progressive attempts to address the class divide have been less than successful, can the Republicans fill the breach?Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Next Election|Joel Kotkin|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He receives a letter alleging “breach of contract” over his sabotaging the Commander Cigarettes deal.Mad Men’s Game-Changing Midseason Finale, “Waterloo”: One Door Closes, Another Opens|Marlow Stern|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, the current foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman was charged, though not convicted, with fraud and breach of trust.Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He unfolded the sheet and scanned the charges—coercion, larceny, livestock theft, and breach of contract.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
The breach between the two men which led to open collision took place in 1846.
The breach was apparently healed, but rather to avoid a scandal than from sincere forgiveness.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Advancing to the attack, the janissaries burst through the mass of Turks still continuing the conflict, and rushed up the breach.A Knight of the White Cross|G.A. Henty
The law has been declared by the law officers of the Crown to be a breach of the London Convention.The Transvaal from Within|J. P. Fitzpatrick
Word Origin for breach
Old English bryce "breach, fracture, a breaking," from brecan (see break), influenced by Old French breche "breach, opening, gap," from Frankish; both from Proto-Germanic *brecho, *bræko "broken," from PIE root *bhreg- "to break" (see fraction). Figurative sense of "a breaking of rules, etc." was in Old English Breach of contract is at least from 1660s.
1570s, from breach (n.). Related: Breached; breaching.