bad adj: not valid: voidbad notice; esp: not covered by sufficient fundsa bad check
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
adultered, base, decaying, defective, degenerative, degraded, deleterious, deplorable, deteriorated, detrimental, dreadful, faulty, foul, fulsome, imperfect, impure, injurious, malignant, malus, noxious, objectionable, ruined, undesirable, unfit, unsound, unsuitable
associated concepts: bad bargain, bad check, bad title
abhorrent, abominable, accusable, amoral, arrant, atrocious, baleful, baneful, base, contemptible, corrupt, cruel, debauched, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, deplorable, depraved, derogatory, despicable, destructive, detrimental, diabolic, dire, disastrous, disgraced, disgusting, dishonorable, disreputable, evil, execrable, flagitious, flagrant, fulsome, heinous, ignoble, immoral, improbus, improper, indecent, infamous, iniquitous, injurious, insidious, loathsome, maleficent, malevolent, malific, malus, miscreant, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, nequam, nocuous, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offensive, onerous, oppressive, opprobrious, peccant, perfidious, pernicious, reprehensible, reprobate, repugnant, repulsive, retrogressive, revolting, ruined, ruinous, scandalous, sinful, sinister, treacherous, troublous, turpitudinous, undesirable, unfit, unsuitable, unvirtuous, venal, vicious, vile, villainous, virtueless, wicked
associated concepts: bad behavior, bad character, bad faith, bad influence, bad motive, bad reputation, bad repute
- In facto quod se habet ad bonum et malum, magis de bono quam de malo lex intendit. — In an act or deed which may be considered as both good and bad, the law directs its attention more to the good than the bad.III index deleterious, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), deplorable, depraved, detrimental, disastrous, disreputable, harmful, heinous, immoral, imperfect, iniquitous, nefarious, noxious, peccable, peccant (culpable), perverse, poor (inferior in quality), profane, reprehensible, reprobate, unfavorable, wrongful
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006