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English definition of “breach of duty”

breach of duty

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. 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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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