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bona fide

adjective uk   /ˌbəʊ.nəˈfaɪ.di/ us    /ˌboʊ-/
real, not false: Make sure you are dealing with a bona fide company.
bona fides
noun [plural] uk   /ˌbəʊ.nəˈfaɪ.diːz/ us    /ˌboʊ-/
specialized law good or sincere intentions
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