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Definition: BFP

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Dictionary Definition

n. slang for bona fide purchaser, which means someone who purchased something (e.g. a bond, a promissory note, or jewellery) with no reason to be suspicious that it was stolen, belonged to someone else, or was subject to another party’s claim. The BFP must have paid a full and fair price and have received the item in the normal course of business, otherwise, he/she might have some doubts (“wanna buy a watch, cheap?” from a character on a street corner).

Synonyms For BFP

Bona Fide Purchaser

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Definition Sources

Definitions for BFP are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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