bona fide

  • 1bona fide — bo·na fide / bō nə ˌfīd, bä nə ; ˌbō nə fī dē, fī də/ adj [Latin, in good faith] 1 a: characterized by good faith and lack of fraud or deceit a bona fide offer b: valid under or in compliance with the law retirement incentives made part of a bona …

    Law dictionary

  • 2bona fide — bona fide, bona fides 1. Bona fide is an adjectival and (now rarely) adverbial phrase meaning ‘in good faith’ and hence ‘genuine(ly)’ (a bona fide tourist); bona fides is a noun phrase meaning ‘good faith’ and hence ‘honest intention’. Bona fides …

    Modern English usage

  • 3Bona fide — 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. [1913 Webster] || …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4bona fide — [bō′nə fīd΄, bän′əfīd΄; bō΄nə fī′dē] adj., adv. [L] 1. in good faith; made or done without fraud or deceit [a bona fide offer to negotiate] 2. genuine; real [a bona fide Chippendale chair] SYN. AUTHENTIC …

    English World dictionary

  • 5bona fide — (izg. bȍna fȉde) pril. DEFINICIJA pravn. u dobroj vjeri, pošteno, bez zlih misli; dobronamjerno, opr. mala fide ETIMOLOGIJA lat …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 6BONA FIDE —         (лат.) заслуживающий доверия. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983. BONA FIDE …

    Философская энциклопедия

  • 7bona fide — 1540s, Latin, lit. in good faith, ablative of bona fides good faith (see FAITH (Cf. faith)). Originally used as an adverb, later (18c.) also as an adjective. The opposite is mala fide …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8bona fide — лат. (бона фиде) букв. «по доброй вере»; чистосердечно, вполне искренне; честно, добросовестно. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …

    Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • 9Bona fide — (lat.), in gutem Glauben, ehrlich und redlich …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10bona fide — In good faith; genuine; without fraud or deceit. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 11bona fide — *authentic, genuine, veritable Analogous words: true, *real, actual: *reliable, dependable, trustworthy: *pure, absolute, simple, sheer Antonyms: counterfeit, bogus Contrasted words: simulated, feigned, pretended, affected, shammed, assumed (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12bona fide — [n] genuine actual, authentic, honest, kosher, legitimate, real, true, valid; concept 582 …

    New thesaurus

  • 13bona fide — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ genuine; real. ► ADVERB chiefly Law ▪ without intention to deceive. ORIGIN Latin, with good faith …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14bona fide — /bowna faydiy/bowna fayd/ In or with good faith; honestly, openly, and sincerely; without deceit or fraud. Merrill v. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 71 Cal.2d 907, 80 CaLRptr. 89, 458 P.2d 33. Truly; actually; without simulation or pretense.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15bona fide — /bowna faydiy/bowna fayd/ In or with good faith; honestly, openly, and sincerely; without deceit or fraud. Merrill v. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 71 Cal.2d 907, 80 CaLRptr. 89, 458 P.2d 33. Truly; actually; without simulation or pretense.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16bona fide — in good faith, honestly, without fraud, collusion or participation in wrong doing. Glossary of Business Terms * * * bona fide bo‧na fi‧de [ˈbəʊnə ˌfaɪdi ǁ ˈboʊnə faɪd] adjective formal LAW real, true, and not intended to deceive: • a bona fide… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 17Bona Fide — Infobox Album | Name = Bona Fide Type = Studio Album Artist = Wishbone Ash Released = May 21, 2002 Genre = Rock Producer = Andy Powell Reviews = *Allmusic (Not rated) [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg token= sql=10:3ly67ue020jk Link] Last …

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  • 18bona fide — /boh neuh fuyd , bon euh; boh neuh fuy dee/ 1. made, done, presented, etc., in good faith; without deception or fraud: a bona fide statement of intent to sell. 2. authentic; true: a bona fide sample of Lincoln s handwriting. Also, bona fide.… …

    Universalium

  • 19bona fide — [[t]bo͟ʊnə fa͟ɪdi[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If something or someone is bona fide, they are genuine or real. [FORMAL] We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes... We simply cannot believe that a bona fide seller would conduct business on… …

    English dictionary

  • 20bona fide — /ˌboʊnə ˈfaɪdi / (say .bohnuh fuydee) adjective 1. genuine; real: a bona fide doctor. 2. undertaken or carried out in good faith: a bona fide agreement. Also, bona fide. {Latin} …

    Australian-English dictionary