de facto

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A legally undeclared spouse. Usually spelled defacto
In practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status
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.

(adjective) existing or holding a specified position in fact but not necessarily by legal right: a de facto one-party system
(adverb) in fact, whether by right or not. Often contrasted with 'de jure'
Latin: as a matter of fact; something which, while not necessarily lawful or legally sanctified, exists in fact A common law spouse may be referred to a de facto wife or de facto husband: although not legally married, they live and carry-on their lives as if married A de facto government is one which has seized power by force or in any other unconstitutional method and governs in spite of the existence of a de jure government
in fact, even if not officially
As a matter of fact, actual
Existing in actual fact although not by official recognition
Some more Latin, meaning "in fact" or "actually " Something that exists in fact but not legally
Actually; in fact; in reality; as, a king de facto, distinguished from a king de jure, or by right
existing but not officially recognized or legally established
(Latin) Literally actual, in reality
existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war" in reality or fact; "the result was, de facto, a one-party system
De facto is used to indicate that something is a particular thing, even though it was not planned or intended to be that thing. This might be interpreted as a de facto recognition of the republic's independence. de jure De facto is also an adverb. They will be de facto in a state of war. really existing although not legally stated to exist de jure
in reality or fact; "the result was, de facto, a one-party system"
existing without formal recognition
That which actually exists, even without lawful authority
(Latin: "in fact ) In reality, in fact, existing
in fact
1 Latin term meaning "in fact " By virtue of the deed or accomplishment; actually Used to refer to a situation in which a condition or institution is operating as though it were official or pursuant to law, but which is not legally authorized Such situations may arise where, for example, an authorizing law is declared invalid, or required legal formalities have not been satisfied Compare De jure
A term used to denote a thing done in fact but without strict legal authority as contrasted with de jure, which denotes a thing done according to law
A standard accepted by the marketplace, but not officially sanctioned by a standards organization
standard:   A standard that is widely accepted and used, but lacks formal approval by a recognized standards organization
in reality or fact; "the result was, de facto, a one-party system
In fact In reality
In fact A state of affairs which must be accepted for all practical purposes, but does not have the sanction of laws behind it; as distinguished from de jure
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existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
Latin for "in deed, in fact, in reality" Refers to a fact or an act that occurs as a matter of practice and reality rather than from de jure, meaning a lawfully and rightfully occurring act Deferred Payments Money payments to be delayed for a future date or extended period of time
[Latin: as a matter of fact] something which, while not necessarily lawful or legally sanctified, exists in fact A common law spouse may be referred to a de facto wife or de facto husband: although not legally married, they live and carry-on their lives as if married A de facto government is one which has seized power by force or in any other unconstitutional method and governs in spite of the existence of a de jure government
in reality, in fact, actually existing
(Latin) In fact; actually; in reality
de factos
plural form of de facto
defacto
In reality or fact, actually
defacto
A partner in the manner of a spousal relationship, but without an officially declared marriage, comparable to a common law husband or wife
defacto
Latin meaning "by the fact of"
defacto
A privately-owned or investor- owned utility company that is operating without a Certificate of Public Convenience (permit) issued by the Public Utility Commission
defacto
A person who is living with a member on a bona­fide domestic basis although not legally married to that other person
de facto
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