absence of malice or any intention to deceive; good intentions; sincerity
The sincere intention to be honest and law-abiding, as when negotiating a contract: bargained in good faith.
Origin of good faithTranslation of Latin bona fīdēs : bona, feminine singular of bonus, good + fīdēs, faith, honesty.
- Good, honest intentions, even if producing unfortunate results.
- He made a mistake, but acted in good faith.
- Although this behavior may look suspicious, we should assume good faith.
(comparative more good faith, superlative most good faith)
- Having or done with good, honest intentions; well-intentioned.
- A good faith buyer.
- A good faith attempt.
- Presuming that all parties to a discussion are honest and intend to act in a fair and appropriate manner.
- Good faith bargaining.
- bad faith
- attributive form of good faith.
good faith - Legal Definition
A party’s state of mind in acting or carrying out an action or transaction, evincing honesty, fairness, full communication of any hidden issues or information, and an absence of intent to harm other individuals or parties to the transaction.