from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An accomplished fact, something that has already occurred; a done deal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A fact accomplished; a thing done; a scheme already carried into execution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an irreversible accomplishment
She will hang Philip and present Earl Robert with a fait accompli and a dead son.
But he turns serious on the subject of the geek-to-chic evolution, saying it was a fait accompli the moment Forbes declared Bill Gates the world's richest man in 1993.
When the proposal to dramatically upgrade the emergency fund was brought to the General Assembly in late 2005, it was already an uncontroversial fait accompli and the first element of the secretary-general’s reform package to be agreed on.