Definition of mala fides in English:

mala fides

Syllabification: ma·la fi·des
Pronunciation: /ˌmalə ˈfīdēz, ˈfēˌdāz


chiefly Law
  • Bad faith; intent to deceive.
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    • 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.



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