- breach of duty
breach of duty see breach 1a
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- breach of duty
n.Failure to perform legal or moral duties, or to use the care that a reasonable man or woman would use in given circumstances.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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breach of duty — noun a breach of due care • Hypernyms: ↑breach … Useful english dictionary
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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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