de facto


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de fac·to

 (dĭ făk′tō, dā)
adj.
Existing in actuality, especially when contrary to or not established by law: de facto segregation; a de facto government.

[Latin dē factō : , from, according to + factō, ablative of factum, fact.]

de facto adv.

de facto

(deɪ ˈfæktəʊ)
adv
in fact
adj
existing in fact, whether legally recognized or not: a de facto regime. Compare de jure
n, pl -tos
Austral and NZ a de facto husband or wife
[C17: Latin]

de fac•to

(di ˈfæk toʊ, deɪ)
adv.
1. in fact; in reality.
adj.
2. actually existing, esp. without lawful authority (disting. from de jure): de facto segregation.
[1595–1605; < Latin: literally, from the fact]

de facto

A Latin phrase meaning in fact, used to describe something that exists in fact but not necessarily by right or agreement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.de facto - existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
de jure - by right; according to law; "de jure recognition of the new government"
Adv.1.de facto - in reality or fact; "the result was, de facto, a one-party system"

de facto

adjective
1. actual, real, effective, existing a de facto recognition of the republic's independence
adverb
1. in fact, really, actually, in effect, in reality Unification has now de facto replaced the signing of such a treaty.
Translations

de facto

[deɪˈfæktəʊ] ADJ & ADVde facto, de hecho

de facto

[ˌdeɪˈfæktəʊ]
adj (= effective) → de fait
adv (= effectively) → de facto

de facto

adj advde facto

de facto

[deɪˈfæktəʊ] adj & adv (frm) → de facto inv
References in classic literature ?
Preserve the right of thy place; but stir not questions of jurisdiction; and rather assume thy right, in silence and de facto, than voice it with claims, and challenges.
Monseigneur," the Captain answered sadly, "I should like it much better if these two difficulties were still in your Highness's way of becoming de facto Stadtholder of Holland.
2) In this sequence, there was something "necessary," not a mere de facto occurrence of A first and then B.
De facto states are regarded as political authorities functioning within a certain territory without international legal recognition.
NNA - Member of Parliament Ziad Aswad told "Voice of Lebanon- Voice of Freedom and Dignity that all hints that a de facto government cabinet will be formed is far fetched from reality.
Whether a corporation has had a de facto liquidation is a subjective determination based on case law.
Around 866 hectares of land at Lake Issykkul will be handed over to the Russian Navy to deploy the military facilities there, reported De Facto local newspaper on March 13.
Engaging Eurasia's Separatist States: Unresolved conflicts And De Facto States by Dov Lynch (Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies) draws upon the author's travels, familiarity with local political, military, and economic dynamics, and access to the leaders of the recent secessionist states South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria, and Nagorno-Karabakh.
IT history is filled with examples of de facto standards.
Gerber pointed out that a company that self-insures large risks and has a large deductible on its coverage is a de facto insurance company, and therefore should approach its loss management as an insurer would.
must not institutionalize de facto unions, thereby giving them a status similar to marriage and the family, nor much less make them equivalent to the family based on marriage.