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- From French mauvaise foi (literally, bad faith), coined by existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
- bad + faith
- (law) A malicious motive by a party in a lawsuit. This has an effect on the ability to maintain causes of action and obtain legal remedies.
- (law) Intent to deceive or mislead another to gain some advantage; dishonesty or fraud in a transaction (such as knowingly misrepresenting the quality of something that is being bought or sold).
- (philosophy) The existentialist concept of denying one's total freedom of will.
malicious motive by a party in a lawsuit
intent to deceive or mislead
existentialist concept of denying one's total freedom of will