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breach of trust

Law. a violation of duty by a trustee.
a violation of duty or responsibility.
Origin of breach of trust
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lawyers have been alleging breach of trust where executives have rewarded themselves handsomely while the company slumps.
  • There has been a bounceback since then, but many investors think that a breach of trust took place.
  • It is a serious breach of trust for a former elected official to make money off projects that he began.
  • Eventually, that breach of trust keeps everyone from having a candid discussion.
  • Bravo to the physicians who take a stand against against such a breach of trust by their professional organization.
  • Whether a crime involves dishonesty or breach of trust will be determined from the statutory elements of the crime itself.
British Dictionary definitions for breach of trust

breach of trust

(law) a violation of duty by a trustee or any other person in a fiduciary position
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