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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 Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss
The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom Hendrik Willem van Loon
Pearl-Maiden H. Rider Haggard
Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker

adjective (ˈbəʊnə ˈfaɪdɪ)
real or genuine: a bona fide manuscript
undertaken in good faith: a bona fide agreement
noun (ˈbɔːnə fɑɪd)
(Irish, informal) a public house licensed to remain open after normal hours to serve bona fide travellers
bona fide [(boh-nuh feyed, boh-nuh feye-dee, bon-uh feyed)]


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