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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.
Contemporary Examples

Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash Marlow Stern November 30, 2013
Sarkozy Gave the Obamas $41,000 Worth of Swag Misty White Sidell April 25, 2013
The Nerds’ Last Hurrah Gina Piccalo June 1, 2010
Inside New York City’s Super Bowl Music Blitz Kevin Fallon January 26, 2014

Historical Examples

The Fantasy Fan November 1933 Charles D. Hornig
The Voodoo Gold Trail Walter Walden

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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