breach of confidentiality

Definition of breach of confidentiality

  1. :  failure to respect a person's privacy by telling another person private information The doctor committed a breach of confidentiality.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  infraction or violation of a law, obligation, tie, or standard

    :  a broken, ruptured, or torn condition or area

    :  a gap (as in a wall) made by battering

  1. :  to make a gap in by battering :  to make a breach (see 1breach 2b) in

    :  break, violate

    :  to leap out of water

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capable of being understood in two ways

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