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de facto (Latin phrase)
Translation: "From the fact"; in reality.
Functioning or existing in fact, regardless of legal, or illegal, status. It differentiates that which exists in fact (de facto) from what exists legally (de jure).
This entry is located in the following units: de- (page 1) fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication (page 6) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group D (page 1)