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Meaning of BONA FIDE

Pronunciation:  'bownu`fId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
  2. [adj]  undertaken in good faith; "a bona fide offer"
 
 Synonyms: authentic, echt, genuine, sincere, unquestionable, veritable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bo"na fi"de\ [L.]
In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or
really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely; as, you
must proceed bona fide; a bona fide purchaser or transaction.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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