Definition of bona fides noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bona fides

BrE BrE//ˌbəʊnə ˈfaɪdiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌboʊnə ˈfaɪdiːz//
[plural] (from Latin)
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evidence that somebody is who they say that they are; evidence that somebody/something is honest Is there any doubt concerning his bona fides? to check somebody’s bona fides Word OriginLatin, literally ‘good faith’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bona fides