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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