This term is often used in, but is not restricted
to, legal endeavors. Because of its Latin origin,
the term's connotation is one of 'seriousness'.
The term mixes identity and credentials with
honesty and ability to get the job done to
create a highly favorable impression.
the committee chair her bonafides, a resumé
she had worked on for hours in anticipation
of this moment of expression/impression.
The girl/guy that is considered the "one". All other girls/guys are just for fun.
Jane had several guys she was seeing, ut Jon was her Bonafide man.