: at first view : on the first appearance
1: true, valid, or sufficient at first impression : APPARENTthe theory … gives a prima facie solution— R. J. Butler
3: legally sufficient to establish a fact or a case unless disprovedprima facie evidence
Synonyms for prima facie
Examples of prima facie in a Sentence
Adjective a prima facie case of tax fraud There is strong prima facie evidence that she committed perjury.