Meaning of “breach of duty” in the English Dictionary

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"breach of duty" in Business English

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breach of dutynoun [ C or U ]

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

(Definition of “breach of duty” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)