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(Latin: prima facies first appearance) At first appearances. Prima facie evidence is evidence that appears to be conclusive on first appearances but is not necessarily ...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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2015
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... facie [from Latin prima facies : first appearance] At first sight; on the face of...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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2022
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... facie [from Latin prima facies , first appearance] At first appearance; on the face of...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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28 words

... facie (Latin: prima facies first appearance) At first appearances. Prima facie evidence is evidence that appears to be conclusive on first appearances but is not necessarily...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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2020
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... facie a principle that, at first sight, must be conformed with unless it conflicts with an equally important principle. Because each of the four principles in medical ethics is prima facie, no one of them has overriding...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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2021
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26 words

... facie [ pry -mă fay -shi] n. a principle that, at first sight, must be conformed with unless it conflicts with an equally important...

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Guide to Latin in International Law (2 ed.)

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110 words

...Prima facie . prē´ma fa´kē-ā . prī´mu fâ´šu. adj . or adv. “At first sight.” Superficial; according to the initial impression made. A prima facie case is a claim, the evidence or arguments supporting which are sufficiently convincing to allow the claim to proceed to further evaluation. E.g., “In contemporary international law, the State which first undertakes specified unprovoked, unlawful uses of force against another State—such as substantial involvement in the sending of armed bands onto its territory—is, prima facie, the aggressor.” ...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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2016
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Philosophy
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... prima facie ( right , obligation ) (Latin, on first appearance) In the usage of David Ross , genuine obligations that may yet have to contend with others, and sometimes yield to them. An obligation to keep an appointment may yield to an obligation to take care of some emergency, in which case it was prima facie right to keep the appointment, but not right all things considered. Ross ’s coinage is perhaps unfortunate, in suggesting a merely epistemological worry, as if on second appearance, or further thought, the obligation turned out to be illusory;...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2018
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...prima facie (Latin, at first sight; from prima , first + facies , form, face) On the face of it; on initial appearances. A state of affairs that may be assumed to apply in the absence of rebuttal by better evidence. In civil and criminal matters the plaintiff or prosecution must establish that there is a prima facie case : see case to answer . In criminal matters, a presumption specific to the offence may be made admissible as a prima facie conclusion of fact by the legislation establishing the offence. For example in an offence under the ...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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2015
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... facie case A case that has been supported by sufficient evidence for it to be taken as proved should there be no adequate evidence to the contrary. A prima facie case is defined in the Glossary to the Criminal Procedure Rules as a prosecution case that is strong enough to require the defendant to answer...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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2022
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... facie case A case that has been supported by sufficient evidence for it to be taken as proved should there be no adequate evidence to the contrary. A prima facie case is defined in the Glossary to the Criminal Procedure Rules as a prosecution case that is strong enough to require the defendant to answer...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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2015
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... facie evidence 1 ( presumptive evidence ) Evidence that is sufficient to discharge any evidential burden of proof borne by a party and that may be sufficient to discharge the persuasive burden of proof if no evidence in rebuttal is tendered. 2 Evidence of a fact that is of sufficient weight to justify a reasonable inference of its existence but does not amount to conclusive evidence of that...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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... facie evidence 1. ( presumptive evidence ) Evidence that is sufficient to discharge any evidential burden of proof borne by a party and that may be sufficient to discharge the persuasive burden of proof if no evidence in rebuttal is tendered. 2. Evidence of a fact that is of sufficient weight to justify a reasonable inference of its existence but does not amount to conclusive evidence of that...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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17 words

... facie • Danae • filariae • torii • differentiae • prima facie • facetiae •...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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Language reference, History of English
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... facie XV. — L. prīmā faciē , i.e. abl. of fem. of prīmus first, PRIME 2 , and of faciēs FACE...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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...prima facie . In BrE normally pronounced /ˌprʌɪmə 'feɪʃiː/ . In AmE there are several competing pronunciations: /'prɪmə/ or /'prʌɪmə/ or /'priːmə/ , /ˈfeɪʃiːiː/ or /ˈfeɪʃiː/...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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2015

... facie , meaning ‘based on a first impression’ (as in prima facie evidence ), is usually pronounced priy -muh fay -shi in BrE, although there are several alternative forms in AmE. It does not need a hyphen even when used attributively (before a noun), as in prima facie evidence...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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Current Version:
2002
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... facie adverb & adjective phrase L15 Latin (= at first sight, from feminine ablative of primus first and of facies face). A adverb L15 At first sight; from a first impression. B adjective E19 Arising at first sight; based on a first...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
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2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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16 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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68 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
68 words

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