Legal definition of bona fide
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bona fide

Latin term, meaning “in good faith, without intention to deceit.”

A bona fide prenuptial agreement is the one that both parties entered voluntarily, without intention do deprive either bride or groom, and properly acknowledged.

Implies sincere good intention regardless of outcome.
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Examples: A bona fide purchaser is one that bought a product for money without knowledge that this product was stolen or lost.

A US Citizen married to a foreigner must convince the Immigration officials that his/her marriage is a bona fide marriage, entered for love and affection, not for the purpose of bringing his/her spouse to the USA.
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