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.]
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fait accompli

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

(fɛ ta kɔ̃ˈpli)

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

A French phrase meaning an accomplished fact, used to mean something that has already been done and cannot be altered.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fait accompli - an irreversible accomplishmentfait accompli - an irreversible accomplishment  
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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Translations

fait accompli

[ˌfeɪtəˈkɒmplɪ] Nhecho m consumado
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fait accompli

[ˌfeɪtəˈkɒmpli] nfait m accompli
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fait accompli

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

[ˌfɛtəkɒmˈpliː] nfatto compiuto
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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.
"And this, of course, remains to you, since the marriage is a fait accompli?"
Beijing's military outposts in the South China Sea has given the country a "coercive leverage," establishing a fait accompli in the region.
Israeli settlers daily break into al-Aqsa Mosque provocatively under the protection of the occupation forces in an attempt to impose a fait accompli with regard to Judaizing the Mosque and imposing control over it.
The data argue against Fed easing, but a July cut is a fait accompli.
"The sudden announcement of a bipartisan agreement on the governor is an attempt to impose a fait accompli, and we reject it altogether.
Kyprianou said Galanos had given him the memo he had presented to Anastasiades on Friday calling on the government to put a stop to any fait accompli by the Turkish side to open up Varosha to settlement under Turkish Cypriot administration, which is being touted by some political factions in the north.
"We reject efforts to create new fait accompli in Jerusalem," Erdogan said during the 5th Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow considers the US demands that Turkey give up the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems as unacceptable and views the deal as a fait accompli, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
Under the hypnotic spell of Indian propaganda, we naively accept the Indian-held Kashmir's 'assembly' and the preceding illegal and doubtful 'instrument of accession' as fait accompli. No sir, they aren't.
There should not be a fait accompli on the ground," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy told a press conference.