prima facie

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What appears to be true and is accepted as a fact, until evidence to the contrary is detected or submitted. Latin for, on the face of things, or on first appearance.

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The man told me that his love for her happened at prima facie, which meant it was love at first sight for him and her.
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The prosecutor on the murder case presented the events of the following morning from blood stains and fingerprints that looked like prima facie against the defendant to be sentenced.
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The 20 tons of cocaine in his house, that was discovered by the police, is prima facie evidence of his involvement in drug trafficking.
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