prima facie

prima facie
prima facie pri‧ma fa‧cie [ˌpraɪmə ˈfeɪʆi ǁ -ʆə] adjective [only before a noun] LAW
based on facts that appear to be true, although they may later be proved not to be:

prima facie evidence of fraud

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prima facie UK US adjective [before noun]
LAW based on what seems to be the truth when first seen or heard: »

The commission says the report provides prima facie evidence of media racism.


They could only seek the information if there was a prima facie case of fraud to investigate.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Prima facie — (  /ˈpraɪ …   Wikipedia

  • prima facie — pri·ma fa·cie 1 / prī mə fā shə, sē, shē/ adv [Latin]: at first view: on first appearance absent other information or evidence guidelines which would prima facie accredit new entrance examinations as nondiscriminatory S. L. Lynch compare ex facie …   Law dictionary

  • prima facie — meaning ‘based on a first impression’ (as in prima facie evidence), is usually pronounced priy mǝ fay shi in BrE, although there are several alternative forms in AmE. It does not need a hyphen even when used attributively (before a noun), as in… …   Modern English usage

  • Prima facie — Pri ma fa ci*e [L., from abl. of primus first + abl. of facies appearance.] At first view; on the first appearance. [1913 Webster] {Prima facie evidence} (of a fact) (Law), evidence which is sufficient to establish the fact unless rebutted.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prima facie — Latin, lit. at first sight, ablative of prima facies first appearance, from prima, fem. sing. of primus first (see PRIME (Cf. prime) (adj.)) + facies form, face …   Etymology dictionary

  • Prima facie — (lat. „auf den ersten Blick“) bedeutet „bis auf Widerruf“, „solange sich keine gegenteiligen Evidenzen einstellen“. Der Begriff wird vor allem in der Erkenntnistheorie verwendet. In der Rechtssprache steht er für den deutschen Begriff… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prima facĭe — (lat.), »beim ersten Anblick«, auf der Stelle, ohne weiteres …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • prima facie — On the face of it or at first sight. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • prima facie — (Loc. lat.). loc. adv. a primera vista. U. m. en leng. jurídico y c. coloq.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • prima facie — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB Law ▪ at first sight; accepted as so until proved otherwise. ORIGIN Latin, from primus first + facies face …   English terms dictionary

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