Definition of bad faith
: 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.>
Legal Definition of bad faith
: intentional deception, dishonesty, or failure to meet an obligation or duty <no evidence of bad faith> — compare good faith
in bad faith
: with or characterized by intentional deception or dishonesty <possessor in bad faith> <an obligation to not act in bad faith — Hillesland v. Federal Land Bank Ass'n, 407 N.W.2d 206 (1987)>
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