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ex facie

[eks fey-shee-ee, eks fah-kee-ey] /ɛks ˈfeɪ ʃiˌi, ɛks ˈfɑ kiˌeɪ/
adverb, adjective, Law.
(of a document) on the basis of its face or what is apparent:
The contract was ex facie satisfactory.
Origin of ex facie
1860-65; < Latin ex faciē on the face, from the face Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Circumstances might have modified its arrangements, and given the spirit of freedom to institutions not ex-facie favourable to it.

    The History of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart

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