Definition of 'breach'
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These incidents potentially constitute breaches of the laws of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are not breaching copyright laws. The Sun (2016)Banking covenants are breached when borrowings reach at 3.5 times. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It made the U-turn after the web giant said spying breached its terms. The Sun (2016)The security breach came after she left their Brighton home and went into hiding. The Sun (2016)Inevitably, this pact is bad news if you breach its terms. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It may also be a breach of confidentiality obligations owed by the business, or a breach of statutory duties such as data protection obligations. Computing (2010)There was also no breach of the claimants' rights under the Convention. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He spoke of'the most serious breaches of the criminal law in the area of bribery and corruption '. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was on a birdwatching trip when the whale breached. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This led to the group being in danger of breaching banking covenants. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It would also breach the terms of a residential mortgage. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There must be effective policing of the code and effective sanctions when the code is breached. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We need to recognise that a security breach is often the unwitting action of employees. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The judge said the book breached her copyright and banned it. The Sun (2009)This is claimed to be a clear breach of regulations. The Sun (2007)None of the alleged breaches was gross misconduct. The Sun (2015)The company breached its banking agreements earlier this year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was also in breach of a previous suspended sentence. The Sun (2009)Criminal law experts said that it was likely the breach was serious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They say they are worried about possible security breaches. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The worsening storm engulfing the sector will inevitably trigger fears of widespread covenant breaches. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It suspended its dividend and came within a whisker of breaching its loan terms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Australia surged back and reduced the deficit with six minutes remaining but failed to breach a resolute defence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it is at least technically possible that a country that is in breach of its obligations can be removed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last night the producers were accused of seeking to hire classical musicians for the show in breach of employment law. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How can the barriers be breached? Christianity Today (2000)But this was not a case of forgetfulness or a breach of promise; it was another misunderstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'breach'
British English: breach VERB
If you breach an agreement, a law, or a promise, you break it.
The newspaper breached the code of conduct on privacy.
British English: breach NOUN
A breach of an agreement, a law, or a promise is an act of breaking it.
The man was accused of a breach of secrecy rules.
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