prima facie case
noun LawThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A case in which the evidence presented is sufficient for a judgment to be made unless the evidence is contested.
prima facie case - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
A case supported by at least the minimal amount of evidence needed to meet the requirement for trying it; adequate to be able to avoid a directed verdict or a motion to dismiss.
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