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Prima Facie

In law, describing facts that, unless successfully refuted, would be sufficient to prove a fact. In both criminal and civil trials, the side with the burden of proof must establish at least a prima facie case. If this side fails to do so, the case is dismissed and the other side does not need to present its evidence. See also: Res ipsa loquitur.
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He therefore could not find a prima facia question of privilege.
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A quasi-paradox is a statement which has a prima facia self-contradictory support or an explicit contradiction, but which is not completely proven as a paradox.