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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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Thus, bona fide owners can be regarded as holders of property
The court found that under the Sochurek test, Sanders had been a bona fide resident of the U.S.
In unpublished remarks, including those made during an October 2013 Mortgage Bankers Association--sponsored (MBA-sponsored) webinar (see www.mbaa.org/files/compliance/cfpboriginationrulesupdate10-17-13transcript.pdf), the CFPB has indicated that lenders may permit bona fide discount points to reduce a borrower's rate even if the rate was first increased as a result of LLPAs.
The first issue the Tax Court examined was whether the property was transferred via a bona fide sale to the FLP.
Si quis id, quod possidet, non putat sibi per leges licere usucapere, dicendum est, etiamsi erret, non procedere tamen eius usucapionem, vel quia non bona fide videatur possidere vel qui in iure erranti non procedat usucapio.
The Board of Selectmen deemed it was not a bona fide offer for the town to purchase the property because it contained contingencies.
So, by channeling the fringe benefit portion of the prevailing wage into a bona fide plan, you're reducing payroll costs.
Interestingly, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act also provides that the express prohibition against age discrimination does not apply to prevent a bona fide plan, scheme, or practice of mandatory retirement, which seems contradictory to the prohibition against age discrimination.
Jason is more than just a vandal; he's also a bully, an arsonist, and a bona fide juvenile delinquent.
In that letter, Klicka explained that in Texas, any private school operating in the home is a bona fide private school, provided that the parents meet certain curriculum requirements, which the Riveras met with ease.
"The value of the gross estate shall include the value of all property to the extent of any interest therein of which the decedent has at any time made a transfer (except in the case of a bona fide sale for an adequate and full consideration in money or money's worth), by trust or otherwise, under which he has retained for his life or for any period not ascertainable without reference to his death or for any period which does not in fact end before his death--
This nifty unit consistently gets top test ratings, and on our extended test drive it performed flawlessly--detecting bona fide X and K band police radar over hills, straightaways, and curves in time to slow us down and avoid unwanted attention.
The legislation would continue to allow mandatory retirement policies where it can be justified on "bona fide occupational requirement" grounds determined under the Human Rights Code.
As stipulated in the fiscal law, appropriated funds are to be applied using three major rules: (1) an appropriation may only be expended for the stated purpose; (2) one cannot obligate the government in excess or in advance of the appropriation (the ADA); and (3) a fiscal year appropriation may be obligated only to meet a bona fide or legitimate need arising in the fiscal year for which the appropriation was made.
Marshall Field's is a bona fide cultural institution.