Definition of Good faith

1. Noun. Having honest intentions. "Doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants"

Exact synonyms: Straightness
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty
Derivative terms: Straight, Straight

Definition of Good faith

1. Noun. Good, honest intentions, even if producing unfortunate results. ¹

2. Adjective. Having or done with good, honest intentions; well-intentioned. ¹

3. Adjective. Presuming that all parties to a discussion are honest and intend to act in a fair and appropriate manner. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Good Faith

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good condition
good continuation
good cop bad cop
good day
good deal
good drunk
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good endings
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good evening
good example
good faith (current term)
good fences make good neighbors
good for nothing
good for you
good for you(p)
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good grief
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good guys
good health

Literary usage of Good faith

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the absence of good faith worldly interests often bar the way from heresy to truth. When a government, for instance, reserves its favours and functions ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1917)
"color of title made or acquired in good faith, or an asserted right thereto by or under claim, made in good faith with a view to entry thereof at the proper ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"There is nothing in the evidence to Impeach the good faith of the ... And if he executed the mortgage to secure the payment of this debt in good faith, ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1839)
"Another class of instances in which the rules of good faith are exhibited in, the law, is that of recommendations for credit. In every commercial country ..."

5. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... formed tho garrison to secure the good faith of Megara ; and then that they should endeavor to put tho upper town into their hands ; and they thought ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"As to possession in good faith, part 1, ch. 2, art. 1, pp. IGt to 172. It must be public, "so that all who desire to see and know it, might have done so," ..."

7. Travels in North America in the Years 1841-2: With Geological Observations by Charles Lyell (1845)
"good faith of Congress during the War of 1812-14.—Effects of Universal Suffrage. ... Solvency and good Faith of the Majority of the States. ..."

8. Elements of International Law: With a Sketch of the History of the Science by Henry Wheaton (1836)
"good faith towards enemies. §18. Truce or armistice. sovereign owner when he is restored to the possession of his dominions.80 Grotius has devoted a whole ..."

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