mala fide

[ mah-lah fee-de; English mey-luh fahy-dee ]
/ ˈmɑ lɑ ˈfi dɛ; English ˈmeɪ lə ˈfaɪ di /

adverb Latin.

in bad faith; not genuine.

Nearby words

  1. mal du pays,
  2. mal du siecle,
  3. mal-,
  4. mal.,
  5. mala,
  6. mala fides,
  7. malabar coast,
  8. malabo,
  9. malabsorption,
  10. malabsorption syndrome

de fide

[ de-fee-de; English dee-fi-dee ]
/ dɛˈfi dɛ; English diˈfɪ di /

adjective Latin.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fide


abbreviation for

Fédération Internationale des Echecs: International Chess Federation

de fide

/ Latin (diː ˈfaɪdɪ) /


RC Church (of a doctrine) belonging to the essentials of the faith, esp by virtue of a papal ruling

Word Origin for de fide

literally: from faith

mala fide

/ (ˈmælə ˈfaɪdɪ) /


undertaken in bad faith

Word Origin for mala fide

from Latin

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