Uberrimae Fidei

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Meaning of Uberrimae fidei

(Latin, “of the fullest confidence”). A contract is said to be uberrima fidei when the promisee is bound to communicate to the promisor every fact and circumstance which may influence him in deciding to enter into the contract or not. Thus a policy of marine insurance is a contract uberrima fidei

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Uberrimae fidei in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of uberrimae fidei.

“Uberrimae Fidei” in Maritime Law

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The following is a definition of “Uberrimae Fidei”, produced by Tetley, in the context of admiralty law: “utmost good faith”, referring to the basic principle of insurance, requiring the assured and his broker to disclose and truly represent every material circumstance to the underwriter before acceptance of the risk. A breach of “utmost good faith” entitles the underwriter to avoid the contract. See the Marine Insurance Act, 1906 (U.K.) sect. 17. See Tetley, Int’l. M. & A. L., 2003 at pp. 595-598.


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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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