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Difference between Bona fide and Bona fides

bona fide —(used as an adjective or adverb)

1. genuine; certified:

  • The ticket for these activities is issued only to bona fide students who can present their college identity card.

2. sincerely; in good faith:

  • An advocate is protected from an action for defamation only when the words he utters are spoken bona fide.

bona fides —(used as a noun)

1. an honest intention; sincerity:

  • Bona Fides is therefore opposed to fraud, and is a necessary ingredient in contracts.

2. (documentary) evidence of good faith:

  • All strangers whose bona fides are not completely verified must be immediately reported to your superior officer.