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.
London: With speculation rife in London that Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet may force her out of office over her strategy for Brexit, her de facto deputy and some other cabinet ministers have given her their support.
Pakistan currently has two types of industrial policies - one is de jure, which is usually parked under the Ministry of Industries and the other is de facto, which is driven by the prime minister and Ministry of Finance.
RAMALLAH, Friday, January 4, 2019 (WAFA) -- Minister Ahmad Assaf, the General Supervisor of the Official Media and the chairman of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), on Friday blamed Hamas, the de facto authority in Gaza, as responsible for the attack on Friday by five masked assailants on PBC headquarters in Gaza City.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak disputed a report today that claimed he deleted a Facebook post asking Umno's Datuk Lokman Noor Adam to remove a poll to gauge appetite for his return as Umno de facto leader.
Whenever uncertainty hits rupee, local commercial enterprises lose faith in the national legal tender and start using greenback as benchmark in their business deals, pushing the country towards de facto dollarisation of economy, which might turn out to be a devil's bargain down the line.
Canada has revoked Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship, the latest of several honours taken away from Myanmar's de facto leader since last year's military crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims, media reports say.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Sept 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that Robert Vadra is working as de facto Congress president.
Likewise, 23.2 percent believe that maintaining the status quo is the best option for the country, voicing support for maintaining de facto independence.
Trillanes decried the 'warrantless arrest' against him, calling the move a 'de facto martial law.'