actio bonae fidei

noun actio bo·nae fi·dei \-¦bō-nē-ˈfī-dē-ˌī, -ˈbō-ˌnī-ˈfi-de-ˌē\

Definition of actio bonae fidei


actiones bonae fidei

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of actio bonae fidei

Late Latin, literally, action of good faith

First Known Use: 1842

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