de facto

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See also: defacto

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin dē factō (literally according to fact), from (according to) + ablative of factum (fact, deed, act).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdeɪˈfæktəʊ/, /dɪˈfæktəʊ/, /ˌdiːˈfæktəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdeɪˈfæktoʊ/, /dəˈfæktoʊ/, /ˌdiˈfæktoʊ/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

de facto (not comparable)

  1. (modal) In practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status.

Adjective[edit]

de facto (not comparable)

  1. In fact or in practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status. (Often opposed to de jure.)
    Although the United States currently has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the de facto national language.
    While it is largely agreed that Ukraine holds de jure sovereignty on Crimea, Russia exercises de facto administration on the peninsula.
    • 1995, David Wolff, “Russia Finds Its Limits: Crossing Borders into Manchuria”, in Stephen Kotkin, David Wolff, editors, Rediscovering Russia in Asia : Siberia and the Russian Far East[1], M.E. Sharpe, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 45:
      To avoid conflicts (and associated delays and distractions) with other ministries' minions in Vladivostok, Chief Engineer Iugovich moved his headquarters to Harbin in 1898. Within fifteen years, a transportation hub with more than 100,000 inhabitants had sprung up. Its size and importance were commensurate with its de facto role as the provincial capital of Russian Manchuria.
    • 2021 November 18, “Taiwan deploys first advanced F-16V fighter squadron”, in France 24[2], archived from the original on 18 November 2021:
      Taiwan held a ceremony on Thursday to commission the first squadron of its most advanced F-16 fighter, a US-made jet that will strengthen the island's defences against threats by China.
      President Tsai Ing-wen oversaw the ceremony at an air base in the southern city of Chiayi alongside Sandra Oudkirk, Washington's de facto ambassador to Taiwan.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: де-фа́кто (de-fákto)

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

de facto (plural de factos)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A legally undeclared spouse; a partner in a spousal relationship which is not officially declared as a marriage, comparable to a common law husband or wife.
    • 1984, Sotirios Sarantakos, Living Together in Australia[3], page 141:
      One of the vendors was simple and straight; he said that it was his policy not to rent a house to de factos.
    • 1984, Australian Senate, Senate Weekly Hansard[4], volume 105, page 2213:
      An incidental sideline to this little farce, I suppose we can call it, is that the Opposition, in this policy, seems to have reversed its so often stated policy in this place on de factos.
    • 2008, David de Vaus, Chapter 15: Australian Families: Social and Demographic Patterns, in Charles B. Hennon, Stephan M. Wilson (editors), Families in a Global Context, 2011, page 383,
      The parental rights and responsibilities of de factos are the same as for legally married parents but, because property and maintenance of de factos is a state responsibility, there are differences between married and de factos in some states.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dē factō (literally according to fact).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

de facto (invariable)

  1. de facto
    Synonym: de fait

Adverb[edit]

de facto

  1. de facto

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin dē factō (literally according to fact), from (according to) + ablative of factum (fact, deed, act)

Phrase[edit]

de facto

  1. de facto

Further reading[edit]

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin dē factō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de ˈfak.to/
  • Rhymes: -akto
  • Hyphenation: de‧fàc‧to

Adverb[edit]

de facto

  1. de facto
    Antonym: de iure

Adjective[edit]

de facto (invariable)

  1. de facto
    Antonym: de iure

Further reading[edit]

  • de facto in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prepositional phrase[edit]

factō

  1. (This entry is a descendant hub.) according to fact

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin dē factō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

de facto (not comparable)

  1. de facto (in fact or in practice)
    Antonym: de iure

Particle[edit]

de facto

  1. (idiomatic) actually, in fact
    Synonyms: tak naprawdę, w gruncie rzeczy, w istocie, w istocie rzeczy, w rzeczywistości

Further reading[edit]

  • de facto in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • de facto in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

de facto (not comparable) (European spelling)

  1. truly
  2. indeed
  3. in fact

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de ˈfaɡto/ [d̪e ˈfaɣ̞.t̪o]
  • Syllabification: de fac‧to

Adverb[edit]

de facto

  1. truly
  2. indeed
  3. in fact

Further reading[edit]