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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