actio bonae fidei


actio bo·​nae fi·​dei
plural actiones 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

Word History


Late Latin, literally, action of good faith

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actio bonae fidei was in 1842

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“Actio bonae fidei.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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