bad faith

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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.]

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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or on account of the fact that the appointing authority lacked the authority to make such an appointment or the appointment is tainted with sheer mala fides, on the basis of political considerations, nepotism etc.
There is no evidence on the record even prima facia to constitute any of offence and yet the FIA registered the case which is a case of mala fides,' the counsel maintained.
The mala fides were well-established because the government transferred the development funds amounting of local bodies amounting to billion of rupees to complete their whimsical projects those had least co-relationship with the well -being of the overwhelming populace of the province, he recalled.