Definition of mala fides in English:

mala fides

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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
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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.

Origin

Latin.

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