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Breach
A failure or violation of a legal obligation -- for example, a failure to perform a contract (breaching its terms), failure to do one's duty (breach of duty, or breach of trust), causing a disturbance, threatening, or other violent acts which break public tranquility (breach of peace), or illegally entering property (breach of close).
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