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bona fide

1. Truthful or sincere. "Bona fide" is a Latin phrase meaning "good faith." Believe me, this is a bona fide job offer—you can start on Monday.
2. Genuine or legitimate. They say this is a bona fide Picasso, but I'm skeptical.
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bona nochy

dated slang Good night. Adapted from the Italian buona notte for use in Polari, a cant used by homosexual communities in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. Primarily heard in UK. Bona nochy, my wonderful cove. What's the cackle on the streets tonight?
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nulla bona

From Latin, literally, "no goods," a writ returned by a sheriff or similar official to indicate that no goods were obtained that can be used to satisfy a legal action for debt or damages. A warrant of execution was issued to cover the cost of the judgment, but after a thorough search of the defendant's dwellings revealed no property of any substantial value, the sheriff was forced to return a write of nulla bona.
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Prior to 2005, most courts had ruled that a dispute as to a portion of a creditor's claim did not give rise to a "bona fide dispute" that disqualified the creditor from seeking involuntary bankruptcy relief, This rule was based on Congress' stated intent that the purpose of Section 303(b)(1)'s limitation was "to prevent creditors from using involuntary bankruptcy as a club to coerce a debtor to pay debts as to which the debtor, in good faith, had legitimate defenses."
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