American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. With or in bad faith.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. With bad faith; deceitfully; treacherously: opposed to bona fide. In Scots law, a mala fide possessor is a person who possesses a subject not his own upon a title which he knows to be bad, or which he has reasonable ground for believing to be so.
- adv. law in bad faith
- From Latin. The word mala, which is the ablative feminine of the word malus (meaning "bad") + fide, the ablative of fides meaning "faith". Literally meaning "in bad faith". (Wiktionary)
- Latin malā fidē : malā, feminine ablative of malus, bad + fidē, ablative of fidēs, faith. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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