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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The trial court denied the EEOCs motion and granted the MIAs motion, holding that the claimants had failed to meet their prima facie burden.
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Statistical evidence is crucial throughout disparate impact's three-stage analysis: during (1) the plaintiff's prima facie demonstration of a policy's disparate impact; (2) the defendant's job-related business necessity defense of the discriminatory policy; and (3) the plaintiff's demonstration of an alternative policy without the same discriminatory impact.