ex facie

[ 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.

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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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Example sentences 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.