actio bonae fidei

actio bo·​nae fi·​dei | \ -¦bō-nē-ˈfī-dē-ˌī, -ˈbō-ˌnī-ˈfi-de-ˌē \
plural actiones bonae fidei

Definition of actio bonae fidei

: an action in Roman law giving great power to the trial judge to take all matters of good faith, conscience, and equity into consideration of the whole case contrasted with actio stricti juris

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First Known Use of actio bonae fidei

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for actio bonae fidei

Late Latin, literally, action of good faith

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“Actio bonae fidei.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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