- The definition of bona fides is acts of proof, honesty or sincerity.
Examples of bona fides are true facts.
- good faith; honesty, sincerity, reliability, etc.
- proof or proofs of honesty, genuineness, etc.
Origin of bona fides; from bona fide
- (used with a sing. verb) Good faith; sincerity.
- (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).
Origin of bona fidesLatin bona fidēs, good faith : bona, feminine of bonus, good + fidēs, faith.
bona fides - Legal Definition
- Same as good faith.
- Credential, documents, or other evidence of authenticity, good faith, legitimacy, or trustworthiness.