Etymology
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de facto

Latin, literally "in fact, in reality," thus, "existing, but not necessarily legally ordained or morally right;" from facto, ablative of factum "deed, act" (see de +  fact).

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Definitions of de facto
1
de facto (adv.)
in reality or fact;
the result was, de facto, a one-party system
2
DE FACTO (adj.)
existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not;
a de facto state of war
de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law
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