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bona fide

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From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bonā fide (“in good faith”) which is the ablative of bona fides (“good faith”).

Adjective

bona fide (not comparable)

Positive
bona fide

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Done in good faith.
    Although he failed, the prime minister made a bona fide attempt to repair the nation's damaged economy.
  2. Genuine; not counterfeit.
    This is a bona fide Roman coin.
    • 2000: O Brother Where Art Thou? (movie),
      Ulysses Everett McGill: I am the only daddy you got! I'm the damn paterfamilias!
      Wharvey Gal: But you ain't bona fide!

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