Definition of De facto:
Existing in fact, or having actual effect, force, or possession whether or not it is formal, legitimate, moral, or rightful. Used usually as an opposite of de jure. Latin for, in fact or of fact.
Denoting someone or something that is such in fact.
In fact, or in effect, whether by right or not.
Synonyms of De facto
In practice, In effect, In fact, In reality, Really, Actually, In actuality, Absolute, Actual, Actually, Authentic, Factual, For real, Genuine, Genuinely, Historical, Honest-to-God, Positive, Real, Really, Substantial, True, Truly, Undeniable, Veritable, Veritably, Actual, Existing, Existent, Real, Effective
How to use De facto in a sentence?
- My mother had irrationally decided that I was a de facto criminal for taking the muffins out of the oven before they were thoroughly baked.
- The island has been de facto divided into two countries.
- A de facto one-party system.
- There was a regulatory agency specifically devoted to regulating the industry, but as it was almost powerless, the industry was de facto unregulated.
- When the teacher failed to respond to the students request to submitting the homework assignment a day late, the student assumed this was de facto approval of his request for an extension.
Meaning of De facto & De facto Definition