fait accompli
I noun accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, actuality, actualization, attainment, carrying through, certainty, completeness, completion, consummation, deed done, effectuation, execution, fact, finished product, fruition, fulfillment, implementation, matter of fact, reality, realization, undeniable fact, work done II index denouement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


fait accompli
(Fr.) The deed is done.

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  • Fait accompli — (französisch: vollendete Tatsache) ist eine aus dem Französischen stammende Redewendung. Die im Deutschen immer weniger verwendete Redewendung bezeichnet einen nicht mehr rückgängig zu machenden Sachverhalt. Ein historisches Beispiel für eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fait accompli — Fait ac|com|pli auch: Fait ac|comp|li 〈[fɛt akɔ̃pli:] n.; , s s [fɛz akɔ̃pli:]; geh.〉 vollendete Tatsache [frz.] * * * Fait ac|com|p|li [fɛtakõ pli: ], das; , s s [fɛzakõ pli:] [frz., aus: fait = Tat(sache) u. accompli = vollendet] (bildungsspr …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fait accompli — Fait ac|com|pli* [fɛtakõ pli] das; , s s [fɛza...] <aus gleichbed. fr. fait accompli zu fait »Tat(sache)« (dies aus lat. factum, vgl. ↑Faktum) u. accompli, Part. Perf. von accomplir »vollenden«, dies aus gleichbed. lat. complere, eigtl. »(aus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Fait accompli — (franz., spr. fä t akongplī), »vollendete Tatsache«, die nicht mehr rückgängig zu machen ist …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • fait accompli — French, lit. an accomplished fact (see FEAT (Cf. feat)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fait accompli — (izg. fet akomplȉ) DEFINICIJA term. ono što se ne može promijeniti; gotova stvar, svršen čin, fatto compianto ETIMOLOGIJA fr …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • fait accompli — pronounced fayt ǝ kom plee, means ‘a settled arrangement or circumstance that cannot be altered’. It is now commonly printed in roman type …   Modern English usage

  • fait accompli — [n] done deed accomplished fact, certainty, fact of life, hard facts, irreversible accomplishment, irreversible act, irreversible truth, matter of fact, reality, undeniable fact; concepts 689,725 …   New thesaurus

  • fait accompli — ► NOUN ▪ a thing that has been done or decided and cannot now be altered. ORIGIN French, accomplished fact …   English terms dictionary

  • fait accompli — [fe tȧ kōn plē′; ] E [ fāt΄ə käm΄plē′] n. pl. faits accomplis [fe tȧ kōn plē′; ] E [ fāt΄ə käm΄plē′] [Fr, an accomplished fact] something already done or in effect, making opposition or argument useless …   English World dictionary

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