Bona



Bône, the former name of Annaba.
Mount, a peak in S Alaska, in the Wrangell Mountains. 16,421 feet (5005 meters).
(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, etc., as of a person or enterprise; credentials:
All our bona fides are on file with the SEC.
Contemporary Examples

Red Carpet Meltdowns Maer Roshan February 22, 2009
Freida Pinto on Playing Passive ‘Trishna,’ Her ‘Slumdog’ Break, and More Jacob Bernstein July 13, 2012
The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks M.L. Nestel December 18, 2014
John Hawkes’s Award-Worthy Turn in ‘The Sessions’ and His Wild Ride to Stardom Marlow Stern October 17, 2012
Carrie Bradshaw and Me Rebecca Dana August 4, 2009

Historical Examples

The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
One of Our Conquerors, Complete George Meredith
The Story of the Barbary Corsairs Stanley Lane-Poole
Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

noun
Mount Bona, a mountain in S Alaska, in the Wrangell Mountains. Height: 5005 m (16 420 ft)
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(law) good faith; honest intention
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