American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. An act done bona fide, in law, is one done without fraud, or without knowledge or notice of any deceit or impropriety, in contradistinction to an act done deceitfully, with bad faith, fraudulently, or with knowledge of previous facts rendering the act to be set up invalid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely.
- adj. not counterfeit or copied
- adj. undertaken in good faith
- From the Latin bonā fidē (“in good faith”) which is the ablative of bona fidēs (“good faith”). (Wiktionary)
- Latin bonā fidē : bonā, feminine ablative of bonus, good + fidē, ablative of fidēs, faith. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A bona fide shrink would probably advise: Miles, you suffer from anorexile envy—one who covets the ability to exile one’s body into foodless bliss.”
“By now, Dante, Tronne, Tater, Bodeem, and I were a bona fide band of brothers.”
“When this heroic and spontaneous ground swell on behalf of freedom refused to recede, Poland’s Communist leaders had been forced to grant Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union an inch of freedom, recognizing it as a bona fide representative of the workers, and under more pressure even spoke of introducing a modicum of democratic reform to the Polish Communist Party.”
“In his letter from Allenwood, Rick Ames offered a subtler definition: A double agent may be of two sorts: one who was a bona fide agent of an espionage service but who was turned, tumbled or recruited by another without the first service’s knowledge or one who falsely gains the trust of an espionage service in order to serve another.”
“Caeterum etiam earum rerum usucapio nobis competit, quae non a domino nobis tradita fuerint, si modo eas bona fide acceperimus Gaius, l ii.”
“Feif, for example, was a wicked athlete and a bona fide badass on the water.”
“If what you are looking for is bona fide qualitative equality of opportunity, to live up to Aycock's idea, to every child there should be reserved "the right to have the opportunity to burgeon out all that there is within him.”
“Pudding' was the code word agreed upon so the boy from Yonkers would know when he was having a bona fide adventure.”
“Also the name of the stolen property’s bona fide owner, who was known to her.”
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