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prima facie
(Latin)


The grand jury found the complainants established a prima facie case against the defendant.
  evidence presumed to be sufficient unless successfully rebutted
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  • The grand jury found the complainants established a prima facie case against the defendant.
  • Syphilis, of course, was prima facie evidence of sex beyond the bounds of marriage, of moral corruption (you could only get it, supposedly, by visiting prostitutes), and therefore taboo.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • As such they were ’prima facie’ free in the eyes of the law and hence should have been, and should be, treated as persons, not slaves.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Prima facie, I put it to you that there was no attempt at carnally knowing.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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Associated words [difficulty]:   prima facie [9] , class action [8] , tort [8] , bar [1] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , conflict of interest [7] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , class action [8] , power of attorney [8] , pro bono [8] , public domain [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , demurrer [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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