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ex facie

[eks fey-shee-ee, eks fah-kee-ey]
adverb, adjective Law.
  1. (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 the Latin word ex faciē on the face, from the face
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Historical Examples of 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