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bona fide - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bona fide' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bona fide
- 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.

Meaning of 'bona fide' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bona fide [ s]
Meaning (1):
- not counterfeit or copied
Example in sentence:
  • a bona fide manuscript;
  • an authentic signature;
  • an unquestionable antique;
  • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring
Meaning (2):
- undertaken in good faith
Example in sentence:
  • a bona fide offer