de facto

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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.

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.
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When the teacher failed to respond to the student's request to submitting the homework assignment a day late, the student assumed this was de facto approval of his request for an extension.
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There was a regulatory agency specifically devoted to regulating the industry, but as it was almost powerless, the industry was de facto unregulated.
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