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bad faith

noun

Definition of bad faith

  1. :  lack of honesty in dealing with other people <She accused her landlord of bad faith because he had promised to paint the apartment but never did it.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  failing to reach an acceptable standard :  poor

    :  unfavorable

    :  not fresh :  spoiled

  1. :  something that is bad

    :  an evil or unhappy state

    :  fault

  1. :  badly

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  1. :  allegiance to duty or a person :  loyalty

    :  fidelity to one's promises

    :  sincerity of intentions

  1. :  believe, trust


Law Dictionary

bad faith

noun

Legal Definition of bad faith

  1. :  intentional deception, dishonesty, or failure to meet an obligation or duty <no evidence of bad faith> — compare good faith

in bad faith

  1. :  with or characterized by intentional deception or dishonesty <possessor in bad faith> <an obligation to not act in bad faithHillesland v. Federal Land Bank Ass'n, 407 N.W.2d 206 (1987)>




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