Synonyms for de facto

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You doubt that it will be me, because I'm de facto the boy with all the answers.

The income arising from goods goes to the de facto owner of the goods.

Bertrand keeps saying that he must support the de facto Government.

The Punjab was de facto the furthest province on the north-west.

The county records were in Cimarron, which had been de facto the County Seat.

They replied that the de facto government was not a lawful authority.

Tam had de facto forfeited his position by his interruption.

It is of the essence of a de facto possession of office that it should be exclusive.

Meantime we have a de facto political union to make the most of.

You are a de facto Government, and the bank gives you for to-day a million.

WORD ORIGIN

Latin, literally "in fact, in reality," thus, "existing, but not necessarily legally ordained;" from facto, ablative of factum "deed, act" (see fact).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DE FACTO

actually

adjectivetruly real, existent
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