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prima facie (prīˑ·m fāˑ·shē),

n at first site; the minimum amount of evidence required from one party that compels another party to defend itself in court.

prima facie (prī´mə fā´shē),

adv a phrase that means “on the face of it”; so far as can be judged from the first appearance; presumably.
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Ross's theory of prima facie duties at least brings a modicum of order into an otherwise chaotic picture, and offers a way of straddling the gulf between the strict pacifism of the early sources and the frequent use of violence in historical contexts.
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California's requirement that a defendant prove his prima facie case by a preponderance of the evidence did not exceed the limits of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Moral intelligence requires use of the prima facie concept, but it also requires the discipline to remain true to the greater truth in a difficult situation.
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The main change is that there's no requirement on the requesting state to show there is a prima facie case.
According to the legislation, presenting a consular identification card ``shall be prima facie evidence that the alien is deportable.
According to the court, the officer established a prima facie case of discrimination, but the state established an affirmative defense with its non-harassment policy, and its procedure to address harassment problems.
Nothing would seem to exclude prima facie the (more probable) consideration of mid-century workshops established in Urbino, Venice, or Faenza.
Bush's own words, is prima facie evidence that the "compassionate conservative" is a fake and has been one ever since the 2000 presidential campaign.
50 recording fee for which no service was performed, is prima facie evidence of a violation of RPL [section]274-a.