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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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While making the Dua, it is important that one's palms face upwards and not the back of one's hands.
Police said Barba was found in a concrete canal, face upwards with his hands and mouth tied and wrapped with packaging tape.
Put the crab on its back on the chopping board, so that the claws and softer body section face upwards, twist off the main claws, leaving the legs attached.
The girl told the court her father called her and ordered her to lie down with her face upwards. He then laid on her and penetrated her private part.
The sole of your left foot should also face upwards, and the top of your foot and ankle should rest on your hip crease.