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Jun 5, 2015
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mala fide

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAL-uh FY-dee)

MEANING:
adverb, adjective: In bad faith.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mala fide, from malus (bad) + fides (faith). Earliest documented use: 1561.

USAGE:
“If he or she is found guilty of acting in a mala fide manner in damaging the company’s reputation or interests, punishment can range from demotion to termination without benefits.”
Dibeyendu Ganguly; How is India Inc Coping with the Dangers of Ethical Fading?; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Apr 26, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I'm sometimes asked "Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?" I answer: "I am working at the roots." -George T. Angell, reformer (5 Jun 1823-1909)

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