From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgood faithgood faithREAL/NOT FALSE OR ARTIFICIALhonest and sincere intentions He proposed a second meeting as a sign of his good faith. The woman who sold me the car claimed she had acted in good faith (=had not meant to deceive me). → faith
Examples from the Corpusgood faith• As a sign of his good faith, the company has agreed to replace the defective parts for free.• As a result, both parties should always behave in good faith.• Avoid apologizing if you've made a criticism in good faith.• So we paid an exorbitant price for the decisions that were made in good faith and for good purpose.• Special offers are quoted in good faith based on information supplied by retailers.• Whilst still in employment, there was an implied term imposing a duty of good faith.• And I believe President Clinton is a person of good faith as well.• These duties seek to regulate the conduct of partners and promote good faith between them.• However, we judge the Government's good faith in terms of their track record.good faithˌgood ˈfaith noun [uncountable] HONESTwhen a person, country etc intends to be honest and sincere and does not intend to deceive anyonein good faith The company had acted in good faith.sign/show/gesture etc of good faith A ceasefire was declared as a sign of good faith.
Examples from the Corpusgood faith• That regulation requires contractors to make a good faith effort to hire 50 percent of their work force from San Francisco.• Such a State should act in good faith so as not to frustrate the objects of the treaty.• Have both the parties acted in good faith?• The detail given in this guide is reproduced in good faith.• As evidence of good faith, the machinery of evacuation was immediately set in motion.• The requirement of good faith would seem to make the law somewhat narrower than it was before.• Perhaps he would take her watch as a token of good faith?• Many of the Democrats question the good faith of the Republicans in reaching a compromise.in good faith• We bargained in good faith all the way through.