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breach of trust

noun
1.
Law. a violation of duty by a trustee.
2.
a violation of duty or responsibility.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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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

noun
1.
(law) a violation of duty by a trustee or any other person in a fiduciary position
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