Definition of prima facie adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


prima facie

BrE BrE//ˌpraɪmə ˈfeɪʃi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpraɪmə ˈfeɪʃi//
[only before noun] (from Latin, law)
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based on what at first seems to be true, although it may be proved false later prima facie evidence Word OriginLatin, from primus ‘first’ + facies ‘face’.

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