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de facto

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De Facto is the first EP by the dub reggae band De Facto . It was recorded in June 1999 at Jeremy Ward 's home studio Pagan Roma and released on Headquarter Records (spelled as "Head 1/4" on paper insert) as a limited vinyl pressing, and is currently very ...

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ Hyland is the department's de facto director.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
De facto \De` fac"to\ [L.] Actually; in fact; in reality; as, a king de facto, -- distinguished from a king de jure, or by right.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. In fact or in practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status. (Often opposed to (term: de jure).) adv. (context modal English) In practice; in actual use or existence, regardless of official or legal status. alt. (context ...

Usage examples of de facto.

As the de facto campaign manager, I felt like a man who had started some kind of bloody gang-fight by accident.

During the first two years of Bill's first term, she was a de facto chief of staff.

By that point, Saddam had eclipsed Bakr as the de facto ruler of the country, although it was not until 1977, when Saddam convinced Bakr to give up his secondary position as defense minister, that Saddam's position truly became unassailable.

The Turks fear that Iraqi Kurdistan's state of de facto independence is encouraging Turkey's own Kurdish minority to seek the same.

The working aspects of the castle, such as the stables, were built inward from the outer walls, and the irregular space between the hall and the expanded walls formed the de facto courtyard.

Father Captain Federico de Soya was returned to life on Pacem and had spent two weeks as a de facto prisoner in the Vatican Rectory of the Legionaries of Christ.

You've earned any honor I could bestow upon you in your own right, and you were Lady Harrington's Regent and the de facto Steadholder whenever her naval duty took her off-planet.