breach of duty – violation of a legal or moral obligation; especially, a fiduciary’s violation of an obligation

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breach of duty:
(16c)

1. The violation of a  legal or moral obligation; the failure to act as the law obligates one to act; especially, a fiduciary’s violation of an obligation owed to another.  See NEGLIGENCE. [1]

1. The failure or omission to do that which a person is bound by law to do, or the doing of it in an unlawful manner.
     See breach of contract; breach of covenant; negligence. [2]

1. The failure to do that which a person is bound by law to do, or the doing of it in an unlawful manner. 
     See duty. [3]

tortious liability – arising from the breach of a duty, is redressable by an action for compensatory, unliquidated (and sometimes punitive) damages.

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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