Meaning of “mala fide” in the English Dictionary

"mala fide" in Business English

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mala fideadjective

uk us LAW

illegal or dishonest:

We need to prevent the completion of any sale which is perceived to be mala fide.
They are trying to prove that the company and its foreign associates acted with mala fide intent.

mala fidenoun [ C ]

uk us LAW

illegal or dishonest behaviour, especially by using your job or situation in order to gain an advantage:

There is absolutely no evidence of any mala fides on the part of the company.

(Definition of “mala fide” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)