ex facie

[ eks fey-shee-ee, eks fah-kee-ey ]

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

Origin of ex facie

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

Words Nearby ex facie

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How to use ex facie in a sentence

  • Circumstances might have modified its arrangements, and given the spirit of freedom to institutions not ex-facie favourable to it.

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