prima facie evidence

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Evidence that (1) establishes a fact but is not a conclusive evidence of its existence, or (2) supports a judgment until contradictory evidence is produced in its rebuttal. Also called presumptive evidence. See also prima facie case.

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An example of prima facie evidence in a case about whether a test was discriminatory would be evidence that minorities all performed significantly worse on the test than whites.
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You will need to have more than prima facie evidence if you ever want to try and bring charges upon someoene.
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I told him not to worry because all they had done so far was present prima facie evidence, which was not a big concern.
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