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good faith

accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually preceded by in):
If you act in good faith, he'll have no reason to question your motives.
Compare bad faith.
Origin of good faith
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Betty fumbled with her sketching things as a sort of guarantee of good faith.

  • If he acts in good faith he is not obnoxious to punishment--but entitled to compensation?

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • It must carefully study and in good faith conform to public opinion.

    High Finance Otto H. Kahn
  • That Dr. Burckhardt wrote in other than good faith is not to be imputed.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • "He married you in good faith," Mr. Caryll repeated quietly, impressively.

    The Lion's Skin Rafael Sabatini
Idioms and Phrases with good faith

good faith

see under in bad faith
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