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Definitions of breach

  1. act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a failure to perform some promised act or obligation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make an opening or gap in Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of breaking, in a figurative sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A bruise; a wound. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A hernia; a rupture. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A breaking out upon; an assault. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A failure or violation of a legal obligation.
  16. To break the water, as by leaping out; - said of a whale. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The act of making an opening or separation; the breaking of a law, a contract, or any other obligation; a gap; a rupture of friendly relations; a quarrel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To make an opening in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A break or opening, as in the walls of a fortress: a breaking of law, etc.: a quarrel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To make a breach or opening. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Something broken; a gap; infraction; quarrel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To make a breach in, as a wall. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To make a breach in; break through. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The act of breaking; a gap or break; a quarrel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A breaking; a break; a gap; violation of a law, contract, or engagement; infringement; quarrel; injury. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To make an opening, as in a wall. See Break. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A gap or opening; the act of breaking, or state of being broken; the breaking of a law, or the non-fulfilment of an agreement; a neglect of duty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. To make an opening or gap in anything. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. an opening in a wall ( 1 Kings 11:27 ; 2 Kings 12:5 ); the fracture of a limb ( Leviticus 24:20 ), and hence the expression, "Heal, etc." ( Psalms 60:2 ). Judges 5:17 , a bay or harbour; RSV, "by his creeks." biblestudytools.com
  31. Conservator of the peace. See thelawdictionary.org
  32. Contract, torts. The violation of an obligation, engagement or duty; as a breach of covenant is the non-performance or violation of a covenant; the breach of a promise is non-performance of a promise; the breach of a duty, is the refusal or neglect to execute an office or public trust, according to law. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  33. Breaches of a contract are single or continuing breaches. The former are those which are committed at one single time. Skin. 367; Carth. 289. A continuing breach is one committed at different times, as, if a covenant to repair be broken at one time, and the same covenant be again broken, it is a continuing breach. Moore, 242; 1 Leon. 62; 1 Salk. 141; Holt, 178; Lord Raym. 1125. When a covenant running with the land is assigned after a single breach, the right of action for such breach does not pass to the assignee but if it be assigned after the commencement of a continuing breach, the right of action then vests in such assignee. Cro. Eliz. 863; 8 Taunt. 227;, 2 Moore, 164; 1 Leon. 62. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  34. In general the remedy for breaches of contracts, or quasi contracts, is by a civil action. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  35. Pleading. That part of the declaration in which the violation of the defendant's contract is stated. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  36. It is usual in assumpsit to introduce the statement of the particular breach, with the allegation that the defendant, contriving and fraudulently intending craftily and subtilely to deceive and defraud the plaintiff, neglected and refused to perform, or performed the particular act contrary to the previous stipulation. ? 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  37. In debt, the breach or cause of action. complained of must proceed only for the non-payment of money previously alleged to be payable; and such breach is nearly similar, whether the action be in debt on simple contract, specially, record or statute, and is usually of the following form: " Yet the said defendant, although often requested so to, do, hath not as yet paid the said sum of ____ dollars, above demanded, nor any part thereof, to the said plaintiff, but bath hitherto wholly neglected and refused so to do, to the damage of the said plaintiff _________ dollars, and therefore he brings suit," &c. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  38. The breach must obviously be governed by the nature of the stipulation; it ought to be assigned in the words of the contract, either negatively or affirmatively, or in words which are co-extensive with its import and effect. Com. Dig. Pleader, C 45 to 49; 2 Saund. 181, b, c; 6 Cranch, 127; and see 5 John. R. 168; 8 John. R. 111; 7 John. R. 376; 4 Dall. 436; 2 Hen. & Munf. 446. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  39. When the contract is in the disjunctive, as, on a promise to deliver a horse by a particular day, or pay a sum of money, the breach ought to be assigned that the defendant did not do the one act nor the other. 1 Sid. 440; Hardr. 320; Com. Dig. Pleader, C. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  40. To break the water, as by leaping out; said of a whale. dictgcide_fs
  41. br[=e]ch, n. a break or opening, as in the walls of a fortress: a breaking of law, &c., violation of contract, covenant, promise, &c.: a quarrel: a broken condition or part of anything, a break: a gap in a fortification--hence 'to stand in the breach,' often used figuratively: a break in a coast-line, bay, harbour, creek (Judges, v. 17).--v.t. to make a breach or opening in a wall, &c.--BREACH OF PROMISE, often used simply for breach of promise of marriage; BREACH OF THE PEACE, a violation of the public peace by riot or the like. [A.S. bryce, brice; related to BREAK.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. (Naut.) breaking of waves (clear b., rolling over without breaking; clean b., carrying away of masts& everything on deck); breaking or neglect (of rule, duty, contract, someone\'s privileged rights, or promise, esp. to marry); b. of close, trespass, of the peace, riot or affray; breaking of relations, separation, alienation, quarrel; broken state; gap, esp. in fortifications made by artillery (stand in the b., bear brunt of attack, lit. or fig.); whale\'s leap clear out of water. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Break through, make gap in; (of whale) leap clear out of water. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Act of breaking, or state of being broken; rupture;—the gap or opening made by breaking; chasm;—a violation or infraction of low, obligation, or tie; transgression; infringement;—a breaking up of friendly relations; difference; disruption. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. The act of breaking any thing; the state of being broken; a gap in a fortification made by a battery; the violation of a law or contract; difference, quarrel; infraction, injury. Complete Dictionary

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