Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

Overview

prima facie

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-15 of 15 entries

View:

averment

averment  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
An allegation or statement of fact, made in a charge or information, or in the pleadings of a civil claim. In criminal matters, an averment particular to the offence may ...
bankers' book

bankers' book  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
A record as originally defined by the Bankers' Books Evidence Act 1879 to include ledgers, daybooks, cash books, account books, and all other books used in the ordinary business of the bank. Section ...
case to answer

case to answer  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
(prima facie case)The requirement that any party bringing an action or prosecution in a court must prove, by evidence, each element of the cause of action that the other ...
category 2 territories

category 2 territories  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
Those territories designated by Order of the Secretary of State for the purposes of pt 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 (see extradition). As at 1 September 2006 the following territories had been so ...
child witness

child witness  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
A child of any age: uniform Evidence Acts (UEA) Schedule 1. In a reversal of the common law presumption that children are prone to fantasy and unreliable as witnesses, the ...
face

face  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
Face has several senses, all related to open visibility. First, where something is normally not folded, but presented openly to view (e.g. a coin or a bank note), its face ...
forum non conveniens

forum non conveniens  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
[Latin: not in agreement with the judicial forum]A doctrine that permits a court to decline to accept jurisdiction over a case, so that the case may be tried in an alternative forum (i.e. a foreign ...
Jones v Dunkel

Jones v Dunkel  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
A Jones v Dunkelinference is an inference drawn about a deficiency of evidence led by one side in a case in court, named after Jones v Dunkel & Anor (1959) ...
ownership, title, possession

ownership, title, possession  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
Three critical concepts in property law. Briefly, the broadest is ownership, which implies rights against all the world, including the right of disposal of the property. In law ‘ownership’ is ...
passport

passport  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
A document, issued under the royal prerogative by the Home Office through its executive agency, the Passport Agency, that provides prima facie evidence of the holder's nationality. It is not required ...
presumption

presumption  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
N.A supposition that the law allows or requires to be made. Some presumptions relate to people, e.g. the presumption of innocence and of sanity (see entries below). Others concern events, e.g. the ...
reasonable foreseeability

reasonable foreseeability  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
(torts)The fundamental test for the imposition of a duty of care in injury cases in torts (both pure psychiatric injury or nervous shock and physical injury) is reasonable foresight ...
search order

search order  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
A court injunction ordering the defendant to allow the plaintiff to enter named premises to search for and take copies of specified articles and documents. These orders are obtained by the plaintiff ...
sufficiency

sufficiency  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Law
In contract law one of the rules of consideration is that consideration need not be adequate but must be sufficient. In other words, the price paid for a promise (the ...
William David Ross

William David Ross  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Philosophy
(1877–1971).Oxford philosopher and scholar. An outstanding Aristotelian and Platonic scholar, his main original, and still influential, contribution to philosophy was in ethics. Ross accepted G. E. ...

View: