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breach of trust

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noun
  1. Law. a violation of duty by a trustee.
  2. a violation of duty or responsibility.
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Origin of breach of trust

First recorded in 1875–80
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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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