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Definition of bona fides noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bona fides

NAmE//ˌboʊnə ˈfaɪdiz//
[plural] (from Latin)
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evidence that someone is who they say that they are; evidence that someone or something is honest Is there any doubt concerning his bona fides? to check someone's bona fides
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bona fides