mala fide

mala fide
mala fide mal‧a fi‧de [ˌmælə ˈfaɪdi ǁ ˌmeɪlə-] adverb LAW
with an intention to deceive:

• We need to ensure that decisions are not made mala fide.

— mala fide adjective :

• mala fide (= abuse of position )

— opposite bona fide

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mala fide UK US adjective LAW
illegal or dishonest: »

We need to prevent the completion of any sale which is perceived to be mala fide.


They are trying to prove that the company and its foreign associates acted with mala fide intent.

mala fide UK US noun [C] LAW
illegal or dishonest behaviour, especially by using your job or situation in order to gain an advantage: »

There is absolutely no evidence of any mala fides on the part of the company.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • mala fide — (izg. mȁla fȉde) pril. DEFINICIJA u zloj namjeri; zlonamjerno, opr. bona fide ETIMOLOGIJA lat …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • mala fide — лат. (мала фидэ) нечестно, недобросовестно. Ср. bona fide. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • mala fide — With bad faith. Comp. bona fide. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • Mala fide — (lat.), wider besseres Wissen, arglistig. Mala fides, »böser Glaube«, das Gegenteil der Bona fides (s. Guter Glaube). Malae fidei possessio, ein wissentlich unrechtmäßiger Besitz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mala fide — (lat.), wider besseres Wissen u. Gewissen, arglistig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • mala fide — adverb of bad faith Having regard to this dictum it is clear to me that the plaintiff cannot rely on negotiorum gestorum to recover damages. The gestor, ie the plaintiff, did not intend to serve the dominus, ie the defendants. The gestor did not… …   Wiktionary

  • mala fide — adverb or adjective Etymology: Late Latin Date: 1561 with or in bad faith < claimed the government acted mala fide > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mala fide — ma|la fi|de in böser Absicht, wissentlich unberechtigt [lat., „in bösem Glauben“] * * * mala fide   [lateinisch»in bösem Glauben«], Recht: in böser Absicht, arglistig, trotz besseren Wissens. guter Glaube (bona fides). * * * ma|la fi|de [lat.]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mala fide — ma|la fi|de <lat. > in böser Absicht; trotz besseren Wissens; vgl. ↑bona fide …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mala fide —    (MAH lah fied) [Latin] In bad faith. Fraudulent; not genuine.    See also bona fide …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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