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English definition of “bona fide”

bona fide

adjective     /ˌbəʊ.nəˈfaɪ.di/ US  /ˌboʊ-/
real , not false : Make sure you are dealing with a bona fide company .True, real, false, and unreal bona fides     /ˌbəʊ.nəˈfaɪ.diːz/ US  /ˌboʊ-/ noun [plural] specialized law good or sincere intentions Honesty, openness and sincerity
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