breach of trust

Law. a violation of duty by a trustee.
a violation of duty or responsibility.

1875–80 Unabridged
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breach of trust
law a violation of duty by a trustee or any other person in a fiduciary position

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Example sentences
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.
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