What is Bona?

Legal Definition
Goods and chattels. In the Roman law, it signifies every kind of property, real, personal, and mixed, but chiefly it was applied to real estates; chattels being chiefly distinguished by the words, effects, movables, &c. Bona were, however, divided into bona mobilia, and bona immobilia. It is taken in the civil law in nearly the sense of biens (q. v.) in the French law.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Lat n. Goods; property; possessions. In the Roman law, this term was used to designate all species of property, real, personal, and mixed, but was more strictly applied to real estate. In modern civil law, it includes both personal property (technically so called) and chattels real, thus corresponding to the French biens. In the common law, its use was confined to the description of movable goods. Tisdale v. Harris, 20 Pick, (Mass.) 13; Penniman v. French, 17 Pick. (Mass.) 404, 28 Am. Dee, 309.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Lat. adj. Good. Used in numerous legal phrases of which the following are the principal:
See also
  • Bona fides
  • Bonn gestura
  • Bona gratia
  • Bona memoria
  • Bona patria
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Goods; chattels; property.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary