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.

Definition for fide (2 of 2)

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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for fide (1 of 3)


abbreviation for

Fédération Internationale des Echecs: International Chess Federation

British Dictionary definitions for fide (2 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for fide (3 of 3)

mala fide
/ (ˈmælə ˈfaɪdɪ) /


undertaken in bad faith

Word Origin for mala fide

from Latin
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