fait accompli

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Creation of a situation which is irreversible and with which other parties will have to live, even if grudgingly. French for, accomplished fact.

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The jury had been influenced by press coverage of the crime and thus the verdict of "guilty" was issued fait accompli.
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The fait accompli was set in stone at this point and there was nothing the individual could do to change.
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Sometimes a company will try to take advantage of you but cause themselves a fait accompli that they will have to deal with.
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