from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made or carried out in good faith; sincere: a bona fide offer.
- adj. Authentic; genuine: a bona fide Rembrandt. See Synonyms at authentic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In good faith.
- adj. Genuine; not counterfeit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In or with good faith; without fraud or deception; with sincerity; genuinely: frequently used as a compound adjective in the sense of honest; genuine; not make-believe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not counterfeit or copied
- adj. undertaken in good faith
Latin bonā fidē : bonā, feminine ablative of bonus, good + fidē, ablative of fidēs, faith.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin bonā fidē (“in good faith”) which is the ablative of bona fidēs (“good faith”). (Wiktionary)