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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Europe adjusts itself to a fait accompli, and so does an individual character--until the placid adjustment is disturbed by a convulsive retribution.
Any attempt on the part of Turkey to foment a fait accompli in Cyprus' maritime area would be irrational and Ankara would not take such a risk, according to Dimitris Vitsas, Greece's Alternate Minister of National Defence.
That means it has become fait accompli and that (Yasay) would have to be removed,' the President said.
KIRKUK / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Iraqi Turkmen Front, described the fate of the majority of Turkmen areas as unknown, calling on the UN not to allow to impose the fait accompli on the geographical Turkmen policy.
The idea that China will be forced to concede or accept a fait accompli through the verdict will turn out to be unrealistic," Hong said.
Boasting a superficially new plot but preaching the exact same sermon--in the identical leaden, graceless manner--as its predecessor, Harold Crank's follow-up concocts a laughable crisis of faith whose resolution is a fait accompli, turning the endeavor into a torturous exercise in one-note proselytizing.
Not as yet properly consulted, (somewhat of an understatement) a school that manages its finances well and that has examination results to be proud of, is apparently presented with a fait accompli.
This is an attempt to impose a fait accompli by force and violence," He tweeted, adding 'Aden shall withstand and win'
The GCC Ministerial Council, remembered the statement issued during the GCC extraordinary meeting in 21, January, 2015 regarding the Houthi coup in Yemen and a statement issued by the Security Council in 15, February, 2015, the GCC initiative and it executive mechanism, the outputs of the national dialogue and relevant resolutions of the Security Council, reiterated its condemnation and refusal of the Houthi coup and its attempts to impose a fait accompli by force.
Affirming its dismissal for all forms of violence and provocative actions conducted for the reasons of imposing fait accompli policy, Foreign Ministry also expressed its concerns over the recent increasing developments and deterioration situation in East Jerusalem.
Stirrings in the north have made this a fait accompli.
Tunisia also denounced, according to a statement of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, "the provocative actions against Muslim around the world", noting "a serious escalation meant to create a fait accompli, as part of an Israeli systematic and persistent policy of Judaisation of Al-Aqsa Mosque.