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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
References in classic literature ?
Europe adjusts itself to a fait accompli, and so does an individual character--until the placid adjustment is disturbed by a convulsive retribution.
He continued to govern the country with disturbing ease and a total lack of conscience as innocent people were removed from office and police academy students were arbitrarily expelled from school and untainted people were unlawfully prosecuted and sent to jail with fait accomplis.
In the end they dropped the axe in December, leaving new skipper Eoin Morgan with a fait accomplis of a squad and virtually no time to get accustomed to the role.
Natural resources ought not to be used as a pretext to create new fait accomplis against the sovereignty of the Republic, but rather as an incentive to achieve, as soon as possible, a peaceful solution ensuring unity of the state, the people and the economy.
The combative people of this land will not bow to these fait accomplis.
53) The democratic world should not let the Israeli government get away with fait accomplis like illegal settlement because "that pertains to the lives of people".
This approach augers well and has every possibility of heading off any confrontation, as we discuss all sorts of matters regarding treatments, approaches and methodology, so that there is a broad consensus achieved, almost on a daily basis, which guards against the more widespread practice of big public fall outs at the end of a lot of hard work on behalf of the owner, as the "done deal" is presented to interested parties as a fait accomplis.