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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for good faith

pledge, promise, troth, word

Examples from the Web for good faith

Contemporary Examples of good faith

  • She added that Koch Industries had “good-faith concerns we broached with CPI” that remained unanswered.

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    Corporate Counterattack

    Laura Colarusso

    April 18, 2011

Historical Examples of good faith

Idioms and Phrases with good faith

good faith

see under in bad faith.

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