a case in which the evidence produced is sufficient to enable a decision or verdict to be made unless the evidence is rebutted.
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How to use prima facie case in a sentence
A prima facie case was made out and an order sent for his extradition.
Formerly it had taken much time for the Commission to prepare its formal orders and its prima facie case for the courts.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
This directs research to a new quarter; but though a good prima facie case of suspicion is made out, that is all.
I should not dismiss my strong prima facie case against the likely person because of these difficulties.The Trees of Pride | G.K. Chesterton
The Negro was arrested and placed in Niagara jail; a prima facie case was made out and an order sent for his extradition.