bona fide

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bo·na fide

adjective \ˈbō-nə-ˌfīd, ˈbä-; ˌbō-nə-ˈfī-dē, -ˈfī-də\

: real or genuine

law : made or done in an honest and sincere way

Full Definition of BONA FIDE

1
:  made in good faith without fraud or deceit <a bona fide offer to buy a farm>
2
:  made with earnest intent :  sincere
3
:  neither specious nor counterfeit :  genuine

Examples of BONA FIDE

  1. She has established her position as a bona fide celebrity.
  2. His latest record was a bona fide hit.
  3. They have a bona fide claim for the loss.

Origin of BONA FIDE

Latin, literally, in good faith
First Known Use: 1632

Rhymes with BONA FIDE

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