American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In reality or fact; actually.
- adj. Actual: de facto segregation.
- adj. Exercising power or serving a function without being legally or officially established: a de facto government; a de facto nuclear storage facility.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In fact; in reality; actually existing, whether with or without legal or moral right: as, a government or a governor de facto. The phrase usually implies a question as to whether the thing existing de facto exists also
de jure, or by right.
- adv. modal In practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status.
- adj. In fact or in practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status. (Often opposed to de jure.)
- n. Australia, New Zealand A legally undeclared spouse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Actually; in fact; in reality.
- adv. (Law) See De facto.
- adv. in reality or fact
- adj. existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
- From Latin de facto, de ("from") + ablative of factum ("fact, deed, act") (Wiktionary)
- Latin dē factō : dē, from, according to + factō, ablative of factum, fact. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Impressments under various guises had become fairly commonplace during the lean winters of the previous two years, but this edict would establish Washington as a de facto military dictator.”
“Hungary had been a satellite of the Hitler-Mussolini axis, was de facto occupied by German troops … and the end of World War II really meant liberation from the horrors of Nazi cruelty….”
“A classified Marine intelligence assessment dated August 17, 2006, found that AQI had become the de facto government of the western Iraqi province of Anbar, which is strategically important as it borders Jordan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia and makes up about a third of the landmass of Iraq.”
“The then de facto ruler of Sudan, Hassan Turabi, was closely allied to Saddam, while he was also playing host to terrorist groups from around the Middle East.”
“The assessment made a number of key points—that the situation in Afghanistan was “serious,” that the Taliban, as the Kagans had described, were running a de facto government in southern Afghanistan with shadow governors, sharia courts, tax collectors, and even Taliban ombudsmen to handle the complaints of the population, and that their key objectives were the control of Kandahar and Khost provinces in southeastern Afghanistan.”
“Some say it all began with Colonel Edward M. House, a man neither elected nor appointed to any office, who operated as Woodrow Wilsons de facto secretary of state during the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.”
“Loving thanks to my grandmother, Sylvia Greenwald, for being a constant believer and my de facto publicist for Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
“It was natural enough, in the circumstances, for Tafa to have addressed Phoebe as âMistress. â As Tafa was currently subject to us, and Phoebe was with us, this put Phoebe in a position of de facto priority to her.”
“She was descended from Henry VII, and her legitimacy was un impugned She was prepared to recognize Elizabeth as de facto queen, but her uncles had pointed out that the treaty did not differentiate between de facto and de jure.”
“Despite a United Nations plan for Korea-wide elections, the two de facto Korean states, the DPRK in the north and the Republic of Korea ROK in the south, were politically and economically separated.”
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