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Shree. ( Advocate.)     11 April 2008

Prima facie ?????????

prima facie is a meaning "on its first appearance", or "by first instance". It is used in modern legal English to signify that on first examination, a matter appears to be self-evident from the facts. In Common law jurisdictions, denotes evidence that (unless rebutted) would be sufficient to prove a particular proposition or fact.

Most legal proceedings require a prima facie case to exist, following which proceedings may then commence to test it, and create a ruling.


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Kalpana.S (-)     13 April 2008

PRIMA-FACIE, EVIDENCE, CASE - Latin for "at first view."

Evidence that is sufficient to raise a presumption of fact or to establish the fact in question unless rebutted.

A prima-facie case is a lawsuit that alleges facts adequate to prove the underlying conduct supporting the cause of action and thereby prevail.

Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     16 April 2008

More such legal terms and maxims would help the students at large

ritu bhadana (advocate)     10 March 2009

i agree with all of you

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