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Bad Faith

bad faith n

: intentional deception, dishonesty, or failure to meet an obligation or duty [no evidence of bad faith] compare good faith

in bad faith
: with or characterized by intentional deception or dishonesty [possessor in bad faith] [an obligation to not act in bad faith "Hillesland v. Federal Land Bank Ass'n, 407 N.W.2d 206 (1987)"]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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