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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