de facto

de facto
Existing in actual fact although not by official recognition. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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de facto de fac‧to [ˌdeɪ ˈfæktəʊ ǁ dɪ ˈfæktoʊ, ˌdeɪ-] adjective, adverb formal LAW
really existing, even if there is no formal legal document etc to prove it:

• Prior to the Companies Act 1976, resignation would have constituted a de facto breach of contract.

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de facto UK US adjective [before noun]
existing in fact, but not officially decided or approved: »

A year ago he assumed de facto control of the company from his aging father.

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The software they produced eventually became the de facto standard for printable web documents.

de facto adverb
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The agreement existed de facto, although it had not been formalized in law.

Compare DE JURE(Cf. ↑de jure)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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