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Bona Fide

In law, belief that a statement or act is made or done honestly and with no ill intent, even if ill effect results. Liability for ill effect may be lessened or eliminated if the statement or act causing it was bona fide. The term is Latin for "in good faith," and the concept is sometimes referred to in this way.

good faith

Honesty.

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Constitution's 14th Amendment prohibits disparate legal treatment by governments of bonafide American citizens, but nowhere says non-citizens among us are in any way entitled to the same legal benefits as legal Americans.
However, the one that tops them all is how a band of Bonafide's calibre could be playing at a modest venue in Colwyn Bay last month.
Customer and fan interaction and feedback has been an integral part of Bonafide Boots' growth as a leader in custom handmade cowboy boots, and the mobile app now allows Aggie fans to show their loyalty and support via the free app.
Bonafide duo Maz and Ziggy played the concert free of charge.
However, the bench which briefly spoke to Cynthia Ann Coates, in the court room, said it was "prima facie" satisfied with the bonafide of the couple but yet it was for the government to decide on their plea.
Accompanied by the melodic reedman Jed Levy and a dazzling, bonafide Brazilian rhythm section (pianist Helio Alves, bassist Gustavo Amarante, drummer Adriano Santos), Meurkens shows his brilliant technical and lyrical qualities throughout a program of originals and standards, covering a wide stylistic territory, from samba to bossa to chorinho to a moving tribute titled Bolero para Paquito (a tune dedicated to his dear friend Paquito D'Rivera, whom he describes as "an incredibly inspiring person, with his attitude about life and very happy musical message").
Southeast AgNet became a bonafide multi-media operation in early 2005 with the purchase of two major media entities steeped in Florida citrus history.
Allowances are made in law for what are called bonafide occupational qualifications which allow for an exemption from what some might consider ostensibly discriminatory.
Teams must contain five members of a bonafide golf club while the sixth must have a golf society handicap.
Three years ago, Mike Huckabee was a bonafide slug, a non-runner weighing in at 280 lbs.
The case involved Coto de Caza, a private gated community, which hired BonaFide Security Services, a contract security guard company, through CZ Master Association, the homeowner's association at Coto.
There have been limited successes such as Istvan Szabo's Being Julia and Geoffrey Sax's White Noise, but both are co-productions and by foreign directors, so they don't fit into the official canon of bonafide Canadian cinema.