Definition of mala fides in English:

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mala fides

Pronunciation: /ˌmalə ˈfīdēz/ /ˈfēˌdāz/

noun

chiefly Law
Bad faith; intent to deceive.
Example sentences
  • Where such alternatives are available, the Appellant will not assert mala fides.
  • The transcript of the bail hearing at which Mr. Goody participated shows no evidence of malice or other mala fides by Mr. Goody.
  • As the transaction was for valuable consideration, there is no presumption of mala fides.

Origin

Latin.

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Syllabification: ma·la fi·des

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