mala fides

noun
mala fi·​des | \ ˌmaləˈfīˌdēz, ˌmäləˈfēˌdās \

Definition of mala fides

: bad faith : purpose to deceive or defraud the mala fides of the company is generally a question for the jury— Ira Carlisle

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History and Etymology for mala fides

Late Latin, bad faith

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“Mala fides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mala%20fides. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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