prima facie evidence


noun Law.

evidence sufficient to establish a fact or to raise a presumption of fact unless rebutted.

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Origin of prima facie evidence

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for prima facie evidence

prima-facie evidence

noun

law evidence that is sufficient to establish a fact or to raise a presumption of the truth of a fact unless controverted
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