from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The sincere intention to be honest and law-abiding, as when negotiating a contract.
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- noun Good, honest intentions, even if producing unfortunate results.
- adjective Having or done with good, honest intentions;
- adjective Presuming that all parties to a discussion are honest and intend to act in a fair and appropriate manner.
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- noun having honest intentions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Translation of Latin bona fīdēs : bona, feminine singular of bonus, good + fīdēs, faith, honesty.]
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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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