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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
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A judge, he apparently did not know that "good faith is the foundation of Justice."

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

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • David Sechard's gesture of protest on behalf of his good faith was sublime in its simplicity.

    Eve and David Honore de Balzac
  • It must carefully study and in good faith conform to public opinion.

    High Finance Otto H. Kahn
  • Without saying more, I shall be very glad if any Congressional district will, in good faith, do as your despatch contemplates.

Idioms and Phrases with good faith

good faith

see under in bad faith
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