in good faith

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.

1890–95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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in good faith

see under in bad faith.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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