Prima facie evidence
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. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]


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  • prima facie evidence — n. [see PRIMA FACIE] Law evidence adequate to establish a fact or raise a presumption of fact unless refuted …   English World dictionary

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  • prima facie evidence — Evidence which if unexplained or uncontradicted, is sufficient to carry the case to the jury and to sustain a verdict or finding in favor of the side of the issue which it supports, but which may be contradicted by other evidence. McKenzie v… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • prima facie evidence — evidence that is enough to prove a case at first glance (unless it is subsequently disproved) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prima facie evidence — noun : evidence sufficient in law to raise a presumption of fact or establish the fact in question unless rebutted * * * Law. evidence sufficient to establish a fact or to raise a presumption of fact unless rebutted. [1790 1800] …   Useful english dictionary

  • prima facie evidence — Law. evidence sufficient to establish a fact or to raise a presumption of fact unless rebutted. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

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