Definition of bona fide in English:

bona fide

Syllabification: bo·na fide
Pronunciation: /ˈbōnə ˌfīd, ˈbänə
 
/

adjective

adverb

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  • Sincerely; without intention to deceive: the court will assume that they have acted bona fide
    More example sentences
    • It would seem to me, however, that this does not derogate from the requirement that the decision of the Directors must be made bona fide.
    • Clearly they must perform that function honestly and bona fide.
    • There is no objection to a party purchasing a judgment for the purpose of using it as a set-off if this be done bona fide.

Origin

mid 16th century: Latin, literally 'with good faith', ablative singular of bona fides.

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