from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Good faith; sincerity.
- n. Information that serves to guarantee a person's good faith, standing, and reputation; authentic credentials: "Sakharov's bona fides within the Soviet system . . . have given added weight to his message” ( Christian Science Monitor).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. sincerity, good faith
- n. credentials that authenticate a person's standing or reputation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Good faith; honesty; freedom from fraud or deception.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Good faith; fair dealing. See bona fide.
Latin bona fidēs, good faith : bona, feminine of bonus, good + fidēs, faith.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin bona, nominative feminine singular of bonus ("good"), + fidēs ("faith"). (Wiktionary)