good faith

noun
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:
1890–95

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good faith

see under in bad faith.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
He isn't intellectually honest or a debater in good faith.
Then you ignore these examples offered in good faith and manipulate your
  language to defend you own jaundiced view.
Because not debating in good faith is not debating at all.
Your best bet in this situation is to say that you bought the movies in good
  faith, believing them to be legitimate.
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