bona fide purchaser
- An individual who buys an item without knowledge of another party's claim on it, pays a fair price for it, and receives it in a normal business setting
- Despite the dispute, he was considered a bona fide purchaser since he bought the vase without knowing it belonged to someone else.
- The dealership unknowingly sold stolen cars, but the buyer was protected as a bona fide purchaser.
- She was treated as a bona fide purchaser after buying the disputed painting at an auction without knowledge of its contested ownership.