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Face

The external appearance or surface of anything; that which is readily observable by a spectator. The words contained in a document in their plain or obvious meaning without regard to external evidence or facts.

The term is applied most frequently in business law to mean the apparent meaning of a contract, paper, bill, bond, record, or other such legal document. A document might appear to be valid on its face, but circumstances may modify or explain it, and its meaning or validity can be altered.

See: appearance, confront, endure, look, suffer, withstand
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Facing The Music will be on BBC2 from Monday to Thursday in November.
MIKE RILEY will chill out to jazz before facing the music as the man in the middle today.
Comprised of three main components, a writing competition, scholarship luncheon, and a seminar series, ELI invites law students to write a 3,000-word essay on a legal topic facing the music industry today.