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ex facie

[ eks -fey-shee-ee, eks -fah-kee-ey ]
/ ɛks ˈfeɪ ʃiˌi, ɛks ˈfɑ kiˌeɪ /
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adverb, adjective Law.

(of a document) on the basis of its face or what is apparent: The contract was ex facie satisfactory.

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Origin of ex facie

First recorded in 1860–65, ex facie is from Latin ex faciē “on the face, from the face”
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