uberrima fides

noun
uber·​ri·​ma fi·​des | \ yü-ˈber-i-mə-ˈfī-ˌdēz, ü-ˈber-ē-ˌmä-ˈfē-ˌdās \

Legal Definition of uberrima fides

: utmost or perfect good faith acted in uberrima fides

Note: The terms uberrima fides and uberrimae fidei, although grammatically distinct in Latin, are often used interchangeably in English.

History and Etymology for uberrima fides

Latin, most abundant good faith

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“Uberrima fides.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/uberrima%20fides. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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