plain or clear on initial investigation or at first view; self-evident; obvious: A rise in productivity correlates with rising employee well-being, making a prima facie case for improving workplace conditions.
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How to use prima facie in a sentence
prima facie, the verdict here is less favorable than in the previous case.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
The better view developed was that interference is prima facie unlawful but may be justified.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States | Selig Perlman
This would seem prima facie to be an almost impossible and perfectly meaningless restriction on marriage.The Secret of the Totem | Andrew Lang
A prima facie case was made out and an order sent for his extradition.
Aggression becomes the accredited form of action, and booty serves as prima facie evidence of successful aggression.The Theory of the Leisure Class | Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for prima facie
at first sight; as it seems at first
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