Definition of mala fides in English:

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mala fides

Pronunciation: /malə ˈfʌɪdiːz/
/malə ˈfiːdeɪz/

noun

[mass noun] Law
Bad faith; intent to deceive: none of the prosecutions was brought as a consequence of mala fides by the prosecutor
More 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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