Meaning of “bona fide” in the English Dictionary

"bona fide" in British English

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bona fideadjective

uk /ˌbəʊ.nə ˈfaɪ.di/ us /ˌboʊ.nə ˈfaɪ.di/

(Definition of “bona fide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bona fide" in American English

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bona fideadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈboʊ·nəˌfɑɪd, ˈbɑn·ə-, -ˌfɑɪd·i/

real or true; not false:

This is my first bona fide job.

(Definition of “bona fide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bona fide" in Business English

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bona fideadjective

uk /ˌbəʊnəˈfaɪdi/ us /ˌboʊ-/

legal or honest:

(Definition of “bona fide” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)