prima facie evidence

Definition of "prima facie evidence"
  1. This term refers to the initial evidence presented that is adequate to prove a fact under dispute, unless it is challenged or disproved during the course of legal proceedings
How to use "prima facie evidence" in a sentence
  1. In the case of stolen property, the presence of the defendant's fingerprints on the item is considered prima facie evidence.
  2. Her sworn statement constitutes prima facie evidence of the sequence of events, unless invalidated by the opposing party.
  3. The letter discovered at the crime scene provides prima facie evidence for prosecution’s argument, unless contradicted by other credible sources.

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