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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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Related Words for breach of trust

fraud, nepotism, crime, exploitation, malfeasance, extortion, graft, bribery, infidelity, treason, treachery, sedition, shuffle, perversion, shadiness, racket, wickedness, squeeze, depravity, payoff

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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