an ancient Roman goddess of chastity and fertility.
made, done, presented, etc., in good faith; without deception or fraud: a bona fide statement of intent to sell. authentic; true: a bona fide sample of Lincoln’s handwriting. Historical Examples The Affable Stranger Peter McArthur Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney’s Office Arthur Train Otherwise […]
(italics) Latin. (used with a singular verb) good faith; absence of fraud or deceit; the state of being exactly as claims or appearances indicate: The bona fides of this contract is open to question. Compare mala fides. (sometimes italics) (used with a plural verb) the official papers, documents, or other items that prove authenticity, legitimacy, […]
property without an apparent owner or claimant. plural noun (law) unclaimed goods
any of several edible serranid fishes, as Mycteroperca bonaci.