Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Compliance with standards of decency and honesty: bargained in good faith.

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  • n. Good, honest intentions, even if producing unfortunate results.
  • adj. Having or done with good, honest intentions; well-intentioned.
  • adj. Presuming that all parties to a discussion are honest and intend to act in a fair and appropriate manner.

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  • n. having honest intentions

Etymologies

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Translated from Latin bonā fide (“in good faith”), the ablative of bona fides (“good faith”), between 1890 and 1895.

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  • I think that would be good graces.

    August 8, 2009

  • eucharist, I believe.

    August 7, 2009

  • *watches Faith wag his tail*

    October 11, 2008