Meaning of prima facie

pri•ma fa•ci•e

Pronunciation: (prī'mu fā'shē-ē", fā'shē, fā'shu, prē'-), [key]
  1. at first appearance; at first view, before investigation.
  2. plain or clear; self-evident; obvious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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