[mah-lah fee-de; English mey-luh fahy-dee]
- in bad faith; not genuine.
[de-fee-de; English dee-fi-dee]
- of the faith: a phrase used in the Roman Catholic Church to qualify certain teachings as being divinely revealed, belief in them therefore being obligatory.
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Examples from the Web for fide
A few weeks later he was reelected president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), despite the qualms of several senior members.Gaddafi’s Wacky Russian Soulmate
August 25, 2011
The Sioux were bona fide homesteaders and met all the requirements of the law.The Indian Today
Charles A. Eastman
Then in answer to his questions, a word or two, on her fide.The Flag of Distress
Cock-fights come next in popularity, and are bona fide fights.The Andes and the Amazon
This form was not finally changed to the present, in fide et ligeanti, till the 46th of Edw.
Lethingtoun answered, "Many subscrived thair in fide parentum, as the barnes ar baptized."
- Fédération Internationale des Echecs: International Chess Federation
- RC Church (of a doctrine) belonging to the essentials of the faith, esp by virtue of a papal ruling
literally: from faith
- undertaken in bad faith
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