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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A violation, as of a law, regulation, or agreement.
  • noun An encroachment, as of a right or privilege: synonym: breach.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A breach or infraction, as of a law, right, or obligation; violation; transgression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of infringing; breach; violation; nonfulfillment.
  • noun An encroachment on a patent, copyright, or other special privilege; a trespass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a violation or breach, as of a law

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an act that disregards an agreement or a right
  • noun a crime less serious than a felony

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