Ex facie is a Latin term which means ‘on the face of it’. For example, a contract, which is made of all the essential ingredients required for a valid contract, will be a contract ex facie satisfactory. When a contract between two people does not contain any terms about consideration to be paid, it will be void ex facie. Usually, the term is used when a document’s terms are found defective without further investigation as it is clear from the face of the document.
Contempt ex facie is contempt of court committed outside the court. Contempt in facie is contempt that occurs in the face of the court, during court proceedings.