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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 465 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BREACH (Mid. Eng. breche, derived from the common Teutonic root brec, which appears in " break," Ger. brechen, &c.), in general, a breaking, or an opening made by breaking; in law, the infringement of a right or the violation of an obligation or duty. The word is used in various phrases: breach of close, the unlawful entry upon another person's land (see TRESPASS); breach of covenant or contract, the non-fulfilment of an agreement either to do or not to do some act (see DAMAGES); breach of the BREAD 465 peace, a disturbance of the public order (see PEACE, BREACH oF); breach of pound, the taking by force out of a pound things lawfully impounded (see POUND) ; breach of promise of marriage, the non-fulfilment of a contract mutually entered into by a man and a woman that they will marry each other (see MARRIAGE); breach of trust, any deviation by a trustee from the duty imposed upon him by the instrument creating the trust (q.v.).
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