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breach (noun) a breaking of contract or duty; violation of a code of conduct; a gap, an opening, or a hole.
If a party to an agreement breaks the agreement, it is a breach of contract. If an employer fails to pay the employee the wages agreed upon, there is a breach of contract by the employer. That is, the employer has broken or violated the agreement. If the employee fails to discharge their duty properly, they commit a breach of agreement. If a person's conduct is found to be the opposite of what is expected, they commit a breach of conduct. If a bridge collapses with a gap in the middle, there is breach in the bridge. A gap or a hole made in the wall of a fort by the enemy is a breach.
- The contract was that Benny's job in the company could be terminated with a month's notice on either side. However, as Benny wanted to leave the company in a week's time, the company faulted him for his breach of contract.
- Incessant and heavy rains have caused a breach in the bridge with the supports collapsing on account of the swift flow of the river under the bridge.