HyperDic: de_facto

English > 2 senses of the expression de facto:
ADJECTIVEallde factoexisting in fact whether with lawful / lawful authority or not
ADVERBallde factoin reality or fact
English > de facto: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExisting in fact whether with lawful / lawful authority or not.
Examples
  • "de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"
  • "a de facto state of war"
See alsoreal, existentBeing or occurring in fact or actuality
Oppositede jureBy right
Spanishde facto, real
Catalande facto, real
English > de facto: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn reality or fact.
Example"the result was, de facto, a one-party system"

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