breach of trust
breach of trust see breach 1a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

breach of trust
index abuse (corrupt practice), corruption, disloyalty, embezzlement, improbity, infidelity, infraction, misappropriation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


breach of trust
n.
A trustee’s failure to properly perform duties required by the trust.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


breach of trust
a failure by a trustee to discharge the duties imposed on him by the terms of the trust or by the general law in relation to the trust property or the beneficiaries.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


breach of trust
An act of a trustee that violates the trustee's duties or the terms of a trust. A breach of trust need not be intentional or malicious; it can be due to carelessness or negligence.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

breach of trust
England, Wales
In the context of a trust, an act (or a failure to act) by a trustee, that is unauthorised, careless, or self-serving. A breach can occur in situations including when the trustee:
• Does something which is not authorised by the trust document or by trust law. For example, by distributing trust property to a beneficiary who is not entitled under the terms of the trust document, or by investing in property not permitted by their powers of investment.
• Does something (or neglects to do something) that is permitted by the trust document or by trust law, but in a negligent or careless way. For example, by investing trust funds in a highly speculative investment without proper consideration of the risks, or by failing to supervise an agent appointed to manage some part of the trust business.
• Does something in furtherance of his or her own personal interests (for example, by selling one of his or her own assets to the trust). This is often called the "self-dealing" rule.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

breach of trust
n.
   1) any act which is in violation of the duties of a trustee or of the terms of a trust. Such a breach need not be intentional or with malice, but can be due to negligence.
   2) breaking a promise or confidence.
   See also: breach

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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