breach of duty

breach of duty
breach of duty ˌbreach of ˈduty noun breaches of duty PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW
when someone fails to do something that it is their duty to do according to the law or an agreement:

• Their failure to reveal the risks associated with this product amounted to a serious breach of duty.

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breach of duty UK US noun [C or U] (plural breaches of duty)
LAW a failure to do something that you are legally responsible for: »

Breach of duty by the company's auditors resulted in a loss of about £13m.

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The defendant was in breach of duty in failing to reduce the noise levels to which workers had been exposed.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • breach of duty — see breach 1a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. breach of duty …   Law dictionary

  • Breach of duty in English law — In tort, there can be no liability in negligence unless the claimant establishes both that he or she was owed a duty of care by the defendant, and that there has been a breach of that duty. The defendant is in breach of duty towards the claimant… …   Wikipedia

  • breach of duty — The failure or omission to do that which a person is bound by law to do, or the doing of it in an unlawful manner. See breach of contract; breach of covenant; negligence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • breach of duty — noun a breach of due care • Hypernyms: ↑breach …   Useful english dictionary

  • breach of duty — violation of one s responsibility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breach — / brēch/ n 1 a: a violation in the performance of or a failure to perform an obligation created by a promise, duty, or law without excuse or justification breach of duty: a breach of a duty esp. by a fiduciary (as an agent or corporate officer)… …   Law dictionary

  • duty — du·ty n pl du·ties [Anglo French deuté indebtedness, obligation, from deu owing, due, from Old French see due] 1: tasks, service, or functions that arise from one s position performing a police officer s duties; also: a period of being on duty… …   Law dictionary

  • duty of care — see duty Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. duty of care …   Law dictionary

  • breach — The breaking or violating of a law, right, obligation, engagement, or duty, either by commission or omission. Exists where one party to contract fails to carry out term, promise, or condition of the contract Rights and remedies. Parts 6 and 7 of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • breach — The breaking or violating of a law, right, obligation, engagement, or duty, either by commission or omission. Exists where one party to contract fails to carry out term, promise, or condition of the contract Rights and remedies. Parts 6 and 7 of… …   Black's law dictionary

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