Definition: De facto
From New World Encyclopedia
A Latin expression that means "in fact" or "in practice" or "in reality"
- Virtual, being such in effect or essence (rather than literally in fact) though not formally or wholly taken for granted, as opposed to de jure.
- (Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) Of a political or military leader, exercising power without being legally established.
- Although the United States currently has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the de facto national language.
- (Template loop detected: Template:Context 1) Of hardware or software, being widely used, but not conforming to a standard.
- de jure
- in reality
- A legally undeclared spouse. Usually spelled defacto.
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