bona fide

Definition

In good faith, without fraud. A notarized contract is considered to be a bona fide contract, since a third-party has verified the identities of the signors.

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The final touch was putting a dancing hula girl on his desk; Wayne could now clam to be a bona fide creep.

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He was a bona fide trader and we knew we would trust him with all kinds of deals in the future with our company.

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This is a bona fide antique; it comes with several certificates of ownership and authenticity that have been notarized and verified.

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