bona fides

English translation: in good faith

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Latin term or phrase:bona fide
English translation:in good faith
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich

01:40 Jan 22, 2002
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Latin term or phrase: bona fides
bona fides
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bona fide / bona fides
Explanation:
According to the International Dictionary of English (Cambridge), "Your bona fides are your good or sincere intentions".

According to Barron's Law Dictionary, "bona fide" means "in good faith, without fraud or deceit, genuine".

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4 +3bona fide / bona fides
Andrea Bullrich
4 +2good faith
Fuad Yahya
4just an addition
Tatiana Neroni (X)


  

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bona fide / bona fides


Explanation:
According to the International Dictionary of English (Cambridge), "Your bona fides are your good or sincere intentions".

According to Barron's Law Dictionary, "bona fide" means "in good faith, without fraud or deceit, genuine".

HTH
Andrea


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agree  Fuad Yahya: Your post came out ahead of mine.
9 mins
  -> I still can't believe the server fairy helped me this time (I come in second too often!) Thanks, Fuad :-))

agree  John Kinory (X): We've all been having terrible server problems: probably too many empty profiles at the top end, taking up server bandwidth and slowing down bona fide (!) members.
14 hrs
  -> thanks, John :-)))

agree  Nenija Hasanic: in good faith
1 day 11 hrs
  -> thanks
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good faith


Explanation:
From Latin "bona fides" ("good faith").

The Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law gives the following example:

"The fact that the plaintiff conducted an investigation demonstrated its bona fides" - Jeannette Glass Company versus Indemnity Insurance Company of North America, 88 A.2d 407 (1952) (dissent)

I hope that matches your context.

Fuad


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agree  mimichan
2 days 3 hrs

agree  Tatiana Neroni (X): Absolutely.
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just an addition


Explanation:
Legal terms:

Bona fide purchaser = good faith (or good-faith) purchaser; purchaser IN GOOD FAITH; INNOCENT purchaser



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Note added at 2002-03-19 05:58:59 (GMT) Post-grading
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References: Black\'s Law Dictionary - something with the server.


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Tatiana Neroni (X)
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