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de facto

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de facto/dɪˈfæktoʊ/
British/ˌdeɪˈfæktoʊ/adjective
de facto
/dɪˈfæktoʊ/British/ˌdeɪˈfæktoʊ/
adjective
Learner's definition of DE FACTO  
always used before a nounformal
— used to describe something that exists but that is not officially accepted or recognized
— compare de jure

— de facto

adverb
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