[ eks fey-shee-ee, eks fah-kee-ey ]
/ ɛks ˈfeɪ ʃiˌi, ɛks ˈfɑ kiˌeɪ /
adverb, adjective Law.
(of a document) on the basis of its face or what is apparent: The contract was ex facie satisfactory.
Words nearby ex facie
Origin of ex facie
First recorded in 1860–65, ex facie is from the Latin word ex faciē on the face, from the face
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Examples from the Web for ex facie
Circumstances might have modified its arrangements, and given the spirit of freedom to institutions not ex-facie favourable to it.The History of Napoleon Buonaparte|John Gibson Lockhart