breach of duty
- The failure or neglect to fulfill a responsibility, particularly by a person in a position of trust such as a corporate officer or agent
- The shareholder accused the CEO for a breach of duty due to his misuse of company funds.
- The attorney facing a lawsuit for a breach of duty for not adequately representing his client.
- The board of directors fired the CFO for a serious breach of duty when he failed to disclose his conflict of interest.