bona fide: Meaning and Definition of

bo•na fide

Pronunciation: (bō'nu fīd", bon'u bō'nu fī'dē), [key]
  1. made, done, presented, etc., in good faith; without deception or fraud: a bona fide statement of intent to sell.
  2. authentic; true: a bona fide sample of Lincoln's handwriting.
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