fait accompli


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fait ac·com·pli

(fĕt′ ä-kŏm-plē′, fāt′)
n. pl. faits ac·com·plis (fĕt′ä-kŏm-plē′, -plēz′, fāt′)
An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.

[French : fait, fact + accompli, accomplished.]

fait accompli

(fɛt akɔ̃pli)
n, pl faits accomplis (fɛz akɔ̃pli)
something already done and beyond alteration
[literally: accomplished fact]

fait ac•com•pli

(fɛ ta kɔ̃ˈpli)

n., pl. faits ac•com•plis (fɛ za kɔ̃ˈpli)
French.
an accomplished fact; a thing already done.

fait accompli

A French phrase meaning an accomplished fact, used to mean something that has already been done and cannot be altered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fait accompli - an irreversible accomplishmentfait accompli - an irreversible accomplishment  
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
Translations

fait accompli

[ˌfeɪtəˈkɒmplɪ] Nhecho m consumado

fait accompli

[ˌfeɪtəˈkɒmpli] nfait m accompli

fait accompli

nvollendete Tatsache, Fait accompli nt (geh); to present somebody with a fait accomplijdn vor vollendete Tatsachen stellen

fait accompli

[ˌfɛtəkɒmˈpliː] nfatto compiuto
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