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.]
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bona fides

(ˈbəʊnə ˈfaɪdiːz)
n
(Law) law good faith; honest intention
[Latin]
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations

bona fides

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

[ˈbəʊnəˈfaɪdiz] nbonne foi f
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bona fides

n sing (form: = trustworthiness) → Vertrauenswürdigkeit f
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References in classic literature ?
It seems that the hape attempted to fondle the cat, but the latter scratched him; being suspicious,' said Wrench, 'of his bona fides .' He scrutinized the ceiling with a dull eye.
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.
"Then these arrests," Hamel remarked," are really bona fide?"
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.
USCIS noted that "little evidence was submitted to establish the claimed relationship." In other words, he supposedly did not provide sufficient documentation concerning the bona fides of his first marriage.
The bench agreed with the consortium that Mallya's presence was necessary in the country to show his bona fides that he was serious about settling his dues.
Bona Fides: Local blockbuster, chosen as opening night pic for the Taiwan Film Festival.
Minha opiniao.--Premissa fundamental: a bona fides e um fato etico nao alterado pelo direito, em qualquer relacao que seja assumida.--Consequencias: I.