Mala fides legal definition of mala fides
Also found in: Dictionary
[Latin, Bad faith.]
A mala fide purchaser is one who buys property from another with the knowledge that it has been stolen. In contrast, a bona fide purchaser is one who does so with no knowledge that the seller lacks good title to the property.
MALA FIDES. Bad faith. It is opposed to bona fides, good faith.
References in periodicals archive
It is, however, called upon to determine whether the purported expulsion was carried out according to the applicable rules, with regard to the principles of natural Judge, and without mala fides
ANKARA, Mar 3, 2010 (TUR) -- The Turkish prime minister defined on Wednesday associating Islam and Muslim with terrorism as mala fides