bad faith


bad faith
noun intent to deceive: the slave owners had acted in bad faith.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • bad faith — n: intentional deception, dishonesty, or failure to meet an obligation or duty no evidence of bad faith compare good faith in bad faith: with or characterized by intentional deception or dishonesty possessor in bad faith an obligation …   Law dictionary

  • bad faith — bad faith, adj. lack of honesty and trust: Bad faith on the part of both negotiators doomed the talks from the outset. Cf. good faith. * * * bad faith 1. Treachery 2. Insincerity or disingenuousness 3. The breaking of a promise • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad faith — ➔ faith * * * bad faith UK US noun [U] ► dishonest behaviour with the intention of deceiving someone: »Consumers have the right to sue insurers for breach of contract or for acting in bad faith. → Compare GOOD FAITH(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • bad faith — noun uncount the condition of not being sincere or honest about your intentions: in bad faith: This agreement was made in bad faith …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bad faith — bad faith, adj. lack of honesty and trust: Bad faith on the part of both negotiators doomed the talks from the outset. Cf. good faith. * * * …   Universalium

  • bad faith — n. insincerity; dishonesty; duplicity …   English World dictionary

  • Bad faith — For other uses, see Bad faith (disambiguation). Two hearts redirects here. For things named Two Hearts , see Two Hearts. Further information: Self deception and Deception Bad faith (Latin: mala fides) is double mindedness or double… …   Wikipedia

  • bad faith — The opposite of good faith, generally implying or involving actual or constructive fraud, or a design to mislead or deceive another, or a neglect or refusal to fulfill some duty or some contractual obligation, not prompted by an honest mistake as …   Black's law dictionary

  • bad faith — UK / US noun [uncountable] the condition of not being sincere or honest about your intentions in bad faith: This agreement was made in bad faith …   English dictionary

  • bad faith — The antithesis of good faith; a state of mind affirmatively operating with a furtive design, with a motive of self interest or ill will, or for an ulterior purpose. 37 Am J2d Fraud § 1. Though an indefinite term, it differs from and is stronger… …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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