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prima facie case


noun Law.

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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Nearby words

prim., prima, prima ballerina, prima donna, prima facie, prima facie case, prima facie evidence, prima inter pares, prima-facie evidence, primacy, primaeval

Origin of prima facie case

First recorded in 1890–95
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