Uberrima Fides

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Meaning of Uberrima fides

(Lat. most perfect good faith). A phrase used to express the perfect good faith, concealing nothing, with which a contract must be made; for example, in the case of insurance, the insured must observe the most perfect good faith towards the insurer. 1 Story, Eq. Jur. § 817; 3 Kent, Comm. (4th Ed.) 283.


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Uberrima fides in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

The best faith, the severest faith.

Note: This legal definition of Uberrima fides in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Concept of “Uberrima Fides”

Traditional meaning of uberrima fides in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) The most perfect good faith; required between partners.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Uberrima Fides”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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