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good faith

Good intentions. Frankly, it seems like they're here to score political points, rather than to negotiate in good faith. I may have mishandled your account, but it was a simple mistake—I was acting in good faith.
See also: faith, good
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

good faith

see under in bad faith.
See also: faith, good
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

good ˈfaith

the intention to do something right: They handed over their weapons as a gesture of good faith.
See also: faith, good
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416.24 BREACH OF IMPLIED COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING
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