bona fides


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bona fi·des

 (fī′dēz, fīdz)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) Good faith; sincerity.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Information or evidence that serves to guarantee a person's good faith, standing, and reputation; authentic credentials: "[His] operatic bona fides were prominently on display as he molded long, singing lines without any apparent pressure" (John von Rhein).

[Latin bona fidēs, good faith : bona, feminine of bonus, good + fidēs, faith.]

bona fides

(ˈbəʊnə ˈfaɪdiːz)
n
(Law) law good faith; honest intention
[Latin]

bo•na fi•des

(ˈboʊ nə ˈfaɪ diz, ˈfi deɪs or, esp. for 2, ˈboʊ nəˌfaɪdz, ˈbɒn ə)
n.
1. (italics) Latin. (used with a sing. v.) good faith; absence of fraud or deceit; genuineness: The bona fides of this contract is not in question.
2. (sometimes italics) (used with a pl. v.) official documents or other items that prove authenticity, legitimacy, etc.; credentials.
usage: At least partially because it looks and sounds like an English plural, the Latin phrase bona fides has developed the plural sense “credentials,” taking a plural verb. Although criticized by some usage guides, this use has been increasing in recent decades.

bona fides

Good faith. In evasion and recovery operations, the use of verbal or visual communication by individuals who are unknown to one another to establish their authenticity, sincerity, honesty, and truthfulness. See also evasion; evasion and recovery; recovery; recovery operations.
Translations

bona fides

[ˈbəʊnəˈfaɪdɪz] N [of person] → buena fe f

bona fides

[ˈbəʊnəˈfaɪdiz] nbonne foi f

bona fides

n sing (form: = trustworthiness) → Vertrauenswürdigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
As the President finished reading the paper (which I beg leave to assure my readers is a bona fide copy of one written by bona fide girls once upon a time), a round of applause followed, and then Mr.
It was even better than removing from East Broadway into bona fide, real, unequaled, league-long, eighty feet wide, Broadway!
The reward which has been offered is a large one, and it is not for me to question the bona fide nature of it.
Besides his fiction of an annuity, about which no one at the present time knew anything, the chevalier really had, therefore, a bona fide income of a thousand francs.
You are an unusual sort of a person; you don't lie at every step, as some men do; in fact, you don't lie at all, and there is a matter in which I need a true and sincere friend, for I really may claim to be among the number of bona fide unfortunates just now.
Don't let reformers of any sort think that they are going really to lay hold of the working boys and young men of England by any educational grapnel whatever, which isn't some bona fide equivalent for the games of the old country "veast" in it; something to put in the place of the back-swording and wrestling and racing; something to try the muscles of men's bodies, and the endurance of their hearts, and to make them rejoice in their strength.
Premissa fundamental: a bona fides e um fato etico nao alterado pelo direito, em qualquer relacao que seja assumida.
Explanacao essencial da bona fides na possessio bonae fidei em sentido proprio.
Straus is running internet ads in places where conservatives gather - like the Drudge Report - that emphasize his bona fides.
Rather, the bona fides of a loan are primarily established by the intention of the parties that repayment will be made under the terms of the agreement.
In this opening gambit, the Iranians wanted to prove their bona fides, so they offered to win release of Americans then held hostage in Beirut as evidence of their influence in Tehran.
The transfer of S stock was analyzed first as to the bona fides of the transfer as to who was the appropriate taxpayer, and second as to whether such a situation (which clearly lacked economic reality) could, largely on an ipso facto basis, indicate fraud on the taxpayer's part.