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Meaning of “good-faith” in the English Dictionary

"good-faith" in British English

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good-faithadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɡʊd.feɪθ/ mainly US
done in an ​honest and ​sincere way: A good-faith ​effort has been made by both ​parties to ​settle.
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used to ​describemoney that is ​paid to show that you are ​serious about doing something or ​entering an ​agreement: What we're ​asking is that they make a good-faith ​payment on what they ​owe.
(Definition of good-faith from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"good faith" in Business English

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good faithnoun [U]

uk   us  
a way of ​behaving that is honest: Buyers have no ​right to ​keep a ​stolencar once it has been ​identified as ​stolen, ​even if it was ​bought in good ​faith.
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(Definition of good faith from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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