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.
Vivocom in a filing with Bursa Malaysia said that its subsidiary Vivocom Enterprise Sdn Bhd (VESB) had entered into a heads of agreement (HOA) with De Facto Integrated Sdn Bhd for the development of the land.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's remark that the Constitution should be modified to recognize the de facto situation in Turkey was interpreted as a coup attempt.
De facto states are regarded as political authorities functioning within a certain territory without international legal recognition.
The top court ruled by a five-to-four margin in January that, while Quebec's civil code breaches the Charter of Rights equality guarantees, because it treats couples who are not married differently than those who simply live together, Quebec can leave its provisions governing de facto unions in place.
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.
The European Union threatened again, on 15 September, to impose sanctions on members of the de facto government of Honduras, considered responsible for the political crisis under way since June.
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.