accomplished fact
index fait accompli, performance (execution)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • accomplished fact — Synonyms and related words: accomplished, accomplishment, achieved, achievement, act, acta, action, actuality, adventure, at concert pitch, attained, attainment, authenticity, blow, career, carrying out, coached, compassed, consummated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • accomplished fact — established fact, something that has already been proven …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accomplished fact — noun an irreversible accomplishment • Syn: ↑fait accompli • Hypernyms: ↑accomplishment, ↑achievement …   Useful english dictionary

  • an accomplished fact (also 'fait accompli') —    Something that has been done or completed, before those affected by it can intervene or change it, is called an accomplished fact …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Accomplished — Ac*com plished, a. 1. Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact. [1913 Webster] 2. Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accomplished — ac|com|plished [əˈkʌmplıʃt US əˈka:m , əˈkʌm ] adj 1.) an accomplished writer, painter, singer etc is very skilful highly/very accomplished ▪ a highly accomplished designer 2.) an accomplished fact BrE something that is known to be true and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • accomplished — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. proficient as the result of practice or training < an accomplished dancer >; also skillfully done or produced < an accomplished film > b. having many social accomplishments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accomplished — adjective a) Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact b) Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain …   Wiktionary

  • fact — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. reality, actuality, certainty; occurrence.See existence, truth, evidence.Ant., fiction, falsehood. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A reliable generality] Syn. reality, actuality, certainty, truth,… …   English dictionary for students

  • accomplished — /euh kom plisht/, adj. 1. completed; done; effected: an accomplished fact. 2. highly skilled; expert: an accomplished pianist. 3. having all the social graces, manners, and other attainments of polite society. [1350 1400; ME; see ACCOMPLISH, ED2] …   Universalium

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