- 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
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Contemporary Examples of good faith
She added that Koch Industries had “good-faith concerns we broached with CPI” that remained unanswered.Corporate Counterattack
April 18, 2011
Historical Examples of good faith
see under in bad faith.
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