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Meaning of DE FACTO

Pronunciation:  di'faktow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in reality or fact; "the result was, de facto, a one-party system"
  2. [adj]  existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
 
 Synonyms: actual, factual
 
 Antonyms: de jure
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De` fac"to\ [L.]
Actually; in fact; in reality; as, a king de facto, --
distinguished from a king de jure, or by right.

 
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 Related Terms: absolute, actual, actually, authentic, factual, for real, genuine, genuinely, historical, honest-to-God, positive, real, really, substantial, true, truly, undeniable, veritable, veritably
 

 

 

 

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