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.
Thus, the four-fifths rule really ought to be a "rule of thumb." (76) As the EEOC guidance recommends, smaller differences than advised by the rule should not be rejected as insufficient proof of prima facie disparate impact; instead, they should be scrutinized more closely.
However, the Federal Government felt displeased with the judgement and approached the Court of Appeal where a prima facie was said to have been established against Saraki in three out of the 18-count charges initially brought against him.
In a two-page memorandum, Guevarra told the three state prosecutors that there was prima facie evidence to indict them for gross neglect of duty, gross incompetence and inefficiency after they signed a resolution directing the police to free Customs officer Lomontod Macaband, Abraham Mimbalawang and his wife Bang-sa.
Islamabad -- The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a Show Cause Notice to Options International (SMC-Pvt.) Limited for, prima facie, fraudulently selling 'STARBUCKS' Coffee in Pakistan.
The court said prosecutors have established a prima facie case and the former executives must now mount a defence to have it disproved.
The May government is prima facie guilty of two untruths and two legal scandals.
ISLAMABAD -- They Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a Show Cause Notice to M/s Hi-Tech Blending (Pvt.) Ltd, the importer of ZIC Lubricants, Korea, for making unsubstantiated claims about its products and prima facie violating Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010.
ISLAMABAD -- The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a Show Cause Notice to M/s Hi-Tech Blending (Pvt.) Ltd, the importer of ZIC Lubricants, Korea, for making unsubstantiated claims about its products and prima facie violating Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010.
Should a prima facie case be established, Najib will be ordered to enter his defence on the corruption charges levelled against him and may also call his own set of witnesses to the stand.
"Prima facie, this is the case of impersonation wherein the name of PMO has been misused for committing financial fraud.