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bad faith

n.
The malicious intention to be dishonest or to violate the law, as in negotiations over a contract.

[Translation of Latin mala fīdēs : mala, feminine singular of malus, bad + fīdēs, faith, honesty.]
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bad faith

n
1. intention to deceive; treachery or dishonesty (esp in the phrase in bad faith)
2. (Philosophy) Also called: mauvaise foi (in the philosophy of the 20th-century French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre) self-deception, as when an agent regards his actions as conditioned by circumstances or conventions in order to evade his own responsibility for choosing them freely
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"Women, like everyone in this regard, have the right to drive, and it wouldn't be right to deny anyone their legitimate rights because of the arguments of an isolated group." He added: "The Islamic and universal consensus gave this positive step their blessings because the royal decree applied Sharia Law, which is keen on granting women their rights in every possible way - not only by allowing them to drive." Al-Issa concluded that whoever insisted on denying women their right to drive after all the guarantees, is doubting people's values and the capabilities of institutions, and this counts as assuming bad faith in others which is a sin in Islam.