What Does 'Breach Of Trust' Mean?


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When someone breaks a law, agreement or contract or a rule between countries, organisation, groups or people, it is considered as a breach. Thus, breach of trust means a violation by a trusted person of a duty that justice requires of him. This breach can either happen through fraud or can be the negligence of the person entrusted with such duty. Breach of trust breaks the rules which are considered for a good or moral behaviour. Example: Revealing company information to an outsider would be considered a grave breach of trust.

Sometimes 'breach of trust' is compared with larceny. Larceny is theft of personal property. The terms differ. Breach of trust could mean larceny that is carried out after the gaining trust. And, larceny means that using something foe one's advantage after unlawful taking.

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