[ mah-lah fee-des; English mey-luh fahy-deez ]
/ ˈmɑ lɑ ˈfi dɛs; English ˈmeɪ lə ˈfaɪ diz /
bad faith; intent to cheat or deceive.Compare bona fides(def 1).
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