verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of breach
Synonyms for breach
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Historical Examples of breacher
We reat, Mr. Breacher, dat Taniel vos cast into de ten of lions, and came out alife.Recitations for the Social Circle
James Clarence Harvey
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.