breach breach  /b ˈritʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  2. (n) an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
  3. (n) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  4. (v) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  5. (v) make an opening or gap in

Usage(s):

  • So when one of them asks him to research a securities-fraud topic, for example, or breach of contract, he doesn't even think about applying his $395 hourly rate.

News

  1. Family Advocacy Day Ambassador

    Colin Breach, a patient of Dayton Children's Hospital, discusses his upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. to fight for Family Advocacy Day. His mission is to persuade lawmakers to give money to hospitals across the nation to help treat children.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WDTN-TV 2 Dayton

  2. Lawsuit against O-State's Gundy rescheduled for late July

    A pretrial hearing in the breach-of-contract lawsuit against Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has been pushed back to the end of July.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  3. Protesters briefly breach security perimeter at G8

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Several dozen protesters briefly breached the metal security barrier surrounding the G8 summit venue in Northern Ireland on Monday, but withdrew when police threatened to arrest them. The protesters broke away from a march of around 1,000 environmentalists and rights activists, most of whom stopped as planned when they reached the metal fence around 2 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. There apparently was a "mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security," Obama said. "We need to learn from this episode and act quickly to fix the flaws in our system."
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Senator Conroy described the move as deliberate and labeled it the "single greatest breach in the history of privacy".
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Stephen Conroy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "If these allegations are confirmed, they are not merely a breach of the Lords' rules, but are surely also against the law on corrupt practices," Huhne said.
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Chris Huhne Source: guardian.co.uk

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