What is FIDES?

Lat. Faith; honesty; confidence ; trust; veracity ; honor. Occurring In thephrases “bona fides,” (good faith,) “mala fides,” (bad faith,) and “uberrima fides,” (theutmost or most abundant good faith.)Fides est obligatio conscientiae alicu- jus ad intentionem alterius. Bacon. A trust isan obligation of conscience of one to the will of another.Fides servanda est. Faith must be observed. An agent must not violate the confidencereposed in him. Story, Ag.

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