- Genuine; real: only bona fide members of the company are allowed to use the logoMore example sentences
- These people are permitted into the country because the visa stamp in their passports is legal and bona fide.
- To support Britain's decision, he gave out asylum statistics which clearly indicate that hundreds applying for asylum status were not bona fide.
- ‘The horse is a bona fide star,’ says the commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
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- Sincerely; without intention to deceive: the court will assume that they have acted bona fideMore 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.
mid 16th century: Latin, literally 'with good faith', ablative singular of bona fides.