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bona fides

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noun bo·na fi·des \ˌbō-nə-ˈfī-ˌdēz, ÷ˈbō-nə-ˌfīdz\

Simple Definition of bona fides

  • : evidence which shows that what you have said about yourself is true : evidence showing that you deserve a position or that you can be trusted

Full Definition of bona fides

  1. 1 :  good faith :  sincerity

  2. 2 :  the fact of being genuine —often plural in construction

  3. 3 :  evidence of one's good faith or genuineness —often plural in construction

  4. 4 :  evidence of one's qualifications or achievements —often plural in construction


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