(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
(n.) A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
(n.) A bruise; a wound.
(n.) A hernia; a rupture.
(n.) A breaking out upon; an assault.
(v. t.) To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
(v. i.) To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.
(1) To a supporter at the last election like me – someone who spoke alongside Nick Clegg at the curtain-raiser event for the party conference during the height of Labour's onslaught on civil liberties, and was assured privately by two leaders that the party was onside about civil liberties – this breach of trust and denial of principle is astonishing.
(2) A Palestinian delegation was to hold truce talks on Sunday in Cairo with senior US and Egyptian officials, but Israel has said it sees no point in sending its negotiators to the meeting, citing what it says are Hamas breaches of previous agreed truces.
(3) In a barely-noticed submission to the government's Environmental Audit Committee, the London borough of Hounslow, the airport's near neighbours, said the airport was: breaching the World Health Organisation's guidelines for the levels for noise in people's bedrooms; breaching the EU guidelines for levels of nitrogen dioxide; and breaching British standards on the noise experienced by children in classrooms.
(4) If Navalny is guilty of breaching Russian law, there are law enforcement agencies that can and should prevent crime,” he says.
(5) Age UK believes McDonald's human rights have been breached and that there could be "extremely adverse and devastating consequences for many thousands of older people if other councils take similar decisions to save money".
(6) OPM hack: China blamed for massive breach at US federal agency Read more The full scale of the information the attackers accessed remains unknown but could include highly sensitive data such as medical records, employment files and financial details, as well as information on security clearances and more.
(7) Target’s data breach in 2013 exposed details of as many as 40m credit and debit card accounts and hurt its holiday sales that year.
(8) Although the introduction of the 50% rate breached a key New Labour manifesto commitment, Brown insisted: "What we are about is aspiration, we are about helping people get on, we are about giving people new chances, we are about helping people make the most of their potential.
(9) Before the introduction of endoscopy, four out of 720 cases of gastric cancer were diagnosed before the cancer had breached the muscularis propia, an incidence of 0.5%.
(10) He said Coulson quite clearly knew hacking was a breach of the Press Complaints Commission code and there might be privacy issues, but never knew it was a crime.
(11) Hence, reaction of chemical carcinogen with nuclear DNA is possible only when the cell is overwhelmed leading to cell death, or following a temporary breach of the nuclear membrane control points, but the DNA damage in the latter is totally reparable.
(12) The documentary was cleared of breaching Ofcom's broadcasting code.
(13) However, Ofcom concluded that the word was capable of causing offence and the context did not justify its broadcast, finding Top Gear in breach of section 2.3 of the broadcasting code, which covers generally accepted standards.
(14) The Kuwaiti admitted openly lobbying for Bach, a breach of IOC rules, but both downplayed his influence following Bach's victory.
(15) The bill, intended to increase and update intelligence agency powers, would create a new framework for covert operations involving conduct that would otherwise breach criminal law.
(16) Yet Leveson proposes giving his new board the power "to hear complaints whoever they come from", including from "a representative group affected by the alleged breach" of an as-yet-unwritten code.
(17) In a statement to the UN's general assembly last summer, Ramgoolam said: "The dismemberment of part of our territory, the Chagos archipelago – prior to independence – by the then colonial power, the United Kingdom, in clear breach of international law, leaves the process of decolonisation not only of Mauritius, but of Africa , incomplete."
(18) Soldier Y replied: "It would be regarded as a gross breach, bearing in mind the nature and quantity of the ammunition that was allegedly found at the defendant's house."
(19) The MoD had said claims of negligence or breaches of the soldiers' human rights should be blocked because of combat immunity.
(20) The Ulster Unionist health spokesman added: "I am concerned that a high court judge has deemed that the minister of health has breached the ministerial code.
(v. i.) To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway.
(1) Histiocytes, lymphocytes, immunoblasts, and plasma cells were present in expanded paracortical regions which encroached on, and occasionally effaced, lymphoid follicles.
(2) It put on the agenda the need to upgrade the existing urban fabric, and to use the derelict and brownfield sites in our cities before encroaching on the countryside.
(3) Many Hong Kong residents fear that Beijing – which governs the region under the principle of "one country, two systems" – has been encroaching on their civil liberties, free press and independent judiciary.
(4) The increased tongue width will cause encroachment of the oropharyngeal airway below the level of the soft palate.
(5) But while the £1bn deal was the first of its kind, the private sector has long encroached on the NHS.
(6) It seems to be associated with structural abnormalities encroaching upon the trigeminal nerve, gasserian ganglion, or root entry zone.
(7) Cryosurgical iridocyclectomy is recommended for excision of small discrete iris tumors that encroach on the anterior ciliary body.
(8) The Palestinians see this as Jewish encroachment on the site, the holiest in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, while Jewish activists like Glick say they are being discriminated against by limiting their chances to pray atop the mount.
(9) Leaf growth will slow with encroaching cold and decreasing light, but chard will generally manage to keep producing some harvest when fresh greens are sparse.
(10) The decrease in synaptic contact length along the proximal parts of terminal branches, in which this occurs, is mostly due to a decrease in the length of close opposition (less than 0.2 micron) between the nerve terminal membrane and the postsynaptic membrane: the decrease in more distal parts of branches is due to the progressive encroachment of Schwann cell processes between the presynaptic and postsynaptic membranes as well as a decrease in synaptic contact length.
(11) These narrow the posterior portion of the spinal canal and encroach on the lateral recesses.
(12) All three types eventually fail due to thrombosis, either because of their inherent thrombogenicity or because of encroachment of tissue (intimal hyperplasia) (IH) into the lumen of the graft at the point where the natural and prosthetic vessel join.
(13) Angiography also aided in differentiating hard central osteophytic from soft tissue encroachment on the spinal cord caused by herniation of a disc or thickening of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
(14) In the past, he explains, 'encroachers' failed to respect the park's boundaries, sneaking into the forest to gather firewood and fell trees for timber.
(15) Similarly anastomotic methods which encroach on the ileal circumference by creating an inverted edge can be expected to reduce resultant capacity by 10 per cent or more.
(16) Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mediastinal tumor mass that almost totally compressed the right main pulmonary artery and also encroached upon the left pulmonary artery.
(17) This procedure decreases the likelihood of dorsal necrosis over the middle phalanx, since the dorsal neurovascular bundle is not encroached upon.
(18) Seminiferous tubules had decreased tubule diameters, hyalinized tubule walls, and occluded lumina owing either to epithelial encroachment or cellular debris and exfoliated round germ cells.
(19) This most often occurs at the site of atherosclerotic plaques encroaching on the lumen to a variable extent.
(20) Third, a hemoglobin or hematocrit within the normal range constitutes a natural buffer against encroachments upon the oxygen supply from non-Hb causes.