prima facie


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pri·ma fa·cie

 (prī′mə fā′shē -shə, -shē-ē)
adv.
At first sight; before closer inspection: They had, prima facie, a legitimate complaint.
adj.
True, authentic, or adequate at first sight; ostensible: prima facie evidence.

[Middle English, manifestly, from Latin prīmā faciē : prīmā, feminine ablative of prīmus, first + faciē, ablative of faciēs, shape, face.]

prima facie

(ˈpraɪmə ˈfeɪʃɪ)
at first sight; as it seems at first
[C15: from Latin, from prīmus first + faciēs face]

pri•ma fa•ci•e

(ˈpraɪ mə ˈfeɪ ʃiˌi, ˈfeɪ ʃi, ˈfeɪ ʃə, ˈpri-)
adv.
1. at first view; before investigation.
adj.
2. obvious; self-evident.
3. sufficient to establish a fact or to raise a presumption of fact unless rebutted: prima facie evidence.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]

prima facie

Evident, or sufficient at first sight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prima facie - as it seems at first sight; "a prima facie case of murder"
clear - readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"
Adv.1.prima facie - at first sight
Translations

prima facie

[ˈpraɪməˈfeɪʃɪ]
A. ADVa primera vista
B. ADJsuficiente a primera vista
prima facie evidenceprueba f semiplena
to have a prima facie case (Jur) → tener razón a primera vista
he has a prima facie case (fig) → a primera vista parece que tiene razón
there are prima facie reasons whyhay suficientes razones que justifican el que + subjun

prima facie

[ˌpraɪməˈfeɪʃi] adj
to have a prima facie case → avoir une affaire recevable

prima facie

adj prima facie evidenceglaubhafter Beweis; the police have a prima facie casedie Polizei hat genügend Beweise; a prima facie case of …auf den ersten Blick ein Fall von …

prima facie

[ˌpraɪməˈfeɪʃɪ]
1. adva prima vista
2. adj (assumption) → (a prima vista) legittimo/a; (evidence) → (a prima vista) convincente
to have a prima facie case (Law) → presentare una causa in apparenza fondata
References in classic literature ?
There are, it seems to me, prima facie different kinds of causal laws, one belonging to physics and the other to psychology.
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Reddi for terming the incident as a prima facie case of suicide without carrying out any investigation.
The Crowns refuse to abide by the rulings of BC courts that the Gitxsan have strong prima facie rights and good prima facie title to these lands since contact in 1846.
The Additional Director General (ADG) PR, Railways, Anil Saxena, had said that prima facie evidence points the blame at the school bus driver for the collision.
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Most importantly, the court noted that an assessor's valuation is prima facie valid, and that the taxpayer must offer evidence to invalidate the assessment to defeat the prima facie validity.
As per prima facie evidence, the police said the man resisted his attackers, as traces of blood were found on the walls and ground.
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Ross's concept of prima facie duties to construct a Buddhist theory of just war or dharma yuddhaya.