mala fide

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

in bad faith; not genuine.

Definition for mala (2 of 2)

mala fides

[ mah-lah fee-des; English mey-luh fahy-deez ]
/ ˈmɑ lɑ ˈfi dɛs; English ˈmeɪ lə ˈfaɪ diz /

noun Latin.

bad faith; intent to cheat or deceive.Compare bona fides(def 1).
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British Dictionary definitions for mala (1 of 2)

mala

/ (ˈmɑːlaː) /

noun

Hinduism a string of beads or knots, used in praying and meditating

British Dictionary definitions for mala (2 of 2)

mala fide

/ (ˈmælə ˈfaɪdɪ) /

adjective

undertaken in bad faith

Word Origin for mala fide

from Latin
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Medicine definitions for mala

mala

[ mālə ]

n. pl. ma•lae (-lē)

The cheek.
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