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Definition: A clean breach
(br[=e]ch), n. [OE. breke, breche, AS. brice,
gebrice, gebrece (in comp.), fr. brecan to break; akin to
Dan. br[ae]k, MHG. breche, gap, breach. See Break
, and cf.
(the instrument), Brack
a break] .
1. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead. --Shak.
4. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters
themselves; surge; surf.
The Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies before
me, as the breach of waters. --2 Sam. v.
A clear breach
implies that the waves roll over the vessel
A clean breach
implies that everything on deck is swept
away. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
5. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
There's fallen between him and my lord
An unkind breach. --Shak.
6. A bruise; a wound.
Breach for breach, eye for eye. --Lev. xxiv.
7. (Med.) A hernia; a rupture.
8. A breaking out upon; an assault.
The Lord had made a breach upon Uzza. --1. Chron.
Breach of falth
, a breaking, or a failure to keep, an
expressed or implied promise; a betrayal of confidence or
Breach of peace
, disorderly conduct, disturbing the public
Breach of privilege
, an act or default in violation of the
privilege or either house of Parliament, of Congress, or
of a State legislature, as, for instance, by false
swearing before a committee. --Mozley. Abbott.
Breach of promise
, violation of one's plighted word, esp.
of a promise to marry.
Breach of trust
, violation of one's duty or faith in a
matter entrusted to one.
Syn: Rent; cleft; chasm; rift; aperture; gap; break;
disruption; fracture; rupture; infraction; infringement;
violation; quarrel; dispute; contention; difference;