de facto


de facto
de fac·to 1 /di-'fak-tō, dā-, dē-/ adv [Medieval Latin, literally, from the fact]: in reality: actually
these two constraints have been lifted, one de facto and one de jure — Susan Lee
de facto 2 adj
1: actual; esp: being such in effect though not formally recognized see also de facto segregation at segregation
2: exercising power as if legally constituted or authorized
a de facto government
a de facto judge compare de jure

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

de facto
I adjective absolutely, actual, actually, as a matter of fact, authentic, bona fide, certain, demonstrable, determinate, existent, existing, existing in fact, factual, genuine, in existence, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, positively, present, real, substantive, tangible, true, truly, unquestionable, valid, veritable, well-founded, well-grounded, with validity associated concepts: de facto administrator, de facto admissions, de facto apprenticeship, de facto appropriation, de facto authority, de facto board, de facto board of directors, de facto contract, de facto contract of sale, de facto corporation, de facto court, de facto director, de facto dissolution, de facto districts, de facto domicile, de facto government, de facto guardian, de facto judge, de facto officer, de facto trust, de facto trustee II index actual III index bodily IV index material (physical)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


de facto
adj.
(Latin) In fact, in reality; used to describe a situation that is for all practical purposes the case, though it might not be legal or official;
see also de jure

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


de facto
Latin for "in fact." A recognition of authority even when legal or formal requirements have not been met. (See also: de facto corporation, de jure)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


de facto
adj. In fact. Description of a person or action that exists for all intentions and purposes, but which lacks official legitimacy.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


de facto
(Latin: In fact.)
In fact, in deed, actually.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


de facto
I
[Latin, In fact.] In fact, in deed, actually.
II In fact; an actuality.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

de facto
adj.
   Latin for "in fact." Often used in place of "actual" to show that the court will treat as a fact authority being exercised or an entity acting as if it had authority, even though the legal requirements have not been met.
   See also: de jure

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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