bad faith
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 to not act in bad faithHillesland v. Federal Land Bank Ass'n, 407 N.W.2d 206 (1987)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bad faith
I noun abjection, abjectness, abscondence, apostasy, artifice, base conduct, betrayal, betrayment, breach of faith, broken faith, broken promise, collaboration, collusion, complicity, connivance, cozenage, debasement, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, defalcation, defection, delusion, delusiveness, dereliction, dereliction of duty, deviation from rectitude, deviousness, disaffection, disavowal, dishonesty, dishonor, disingenuousness, disloyalty, disobedience, disrepute, double-dealing, duplicity, fallaciousness, false pretenses, false pretension, false swearing, falseheartedness, falseness, forswearing, fraud, fraudulency, furtiveness, guile, hypocrisy, ignominy, improbity, indiscretion, infidelity, infraction, insidiousness, insincerity, inveracity, lack of conscience, lack of fidelity, lack of principle, lack of probity, mala fides, malversation, mendaciousness, mendacity, meretriciousness, misfeasance, misrepresentation, obliquity, peculation, perfidiousness, perfidy, pettifoggery, pretense, pretext, punic faith, recantation, recreancy, reprobacy, sedition, seditiousness, spuriousness, subterfuge, subversion, subversive activity, suppression of truth, surreptitiousness, suspiciousness, traitorousness, treacherousness, treachery, truthlessness, turpitude, unauthenticity, unconscientiousness, underhand dealing, unfairness, unfaith, unfaithfulness, unfaithworthiness, ungenuineness, unloyalty, unscrupulousness, unsteadfastness, untrueness, untrustiness, untrustworthiness, untruthfulness, unveraciousness, unveracity, unverity, venality, violation of allegiance, violation of duty associated concepts: fraud II index dishonesty, infidelity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bad faith
n.
Deceit; intent to defraud; dishonesty in dealing with someone.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bad faith
The intentional refusal to fulfill a legal or contractual obligation, misleading another, or entering into an agreement without intending to or having the means to complete it.Most contracts come with an implied promise to act in good faith.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bad faith
n. Dishonesty of purpose; lack of fairness and honesty; the continuous and willful failure to fulfill one's duties or obligation.
See also good faith.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bad faith
The fraudulent deception of another person; the intentional or malicious refusal to perform some duty or contractual obligation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bad faith
The fraudulent deception of another person; the intentional or malicious refusal to perform some duty or contractual obligation.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bad faith
   1) n. intentional dishonest act by not fulfilling legal or contractual obligations, misleading another, entering into an agreement without the intention or means to fulfill it, or violating basic standards of honesty in dealing with others. Most states recognize what is called "implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing" which is breached by acts of bad faith, for which a lawsuit may be brought (filed) for the breach (just as one might sue for breach of contract). The question of bad faith may be raised as a defense to a suit on a contract.
   2) adj. when there is bad faith then a transaction is called a "bad faith" contract or "bad faith" offer.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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 — 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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