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de facto

adjective as in from the fact

adverb as in in reality

adverb as in from the fact

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Example Sentences

The urgent need for economic relief to keep small—and not-so-small—businesses afloat has turned restaurateurs, chefs, and servers into de facto activists for their own livelihoods.

From Fortune

Race and ethnicity are major de facto components of gentrification, as the communities that tend to get displaced are disproportionately communities of color, but the issue can extend beyond racial inequality.

From Eater

Without a public, rules-based alternative, eWTP could become the de facto global platform for digital trade, with no democratic mandate or oversight.

Rothstein sets de jure segregation against de facto segregation, which is the result of private actions and personal choices.

“We are already behind the de facto firewall,” said Charles Mok, a lawmaker representing the technology sector, in a tweet.

From Quartz

The central issue is de facto immunity traditionally given to bishops and cardinals.

The language of this bill is a de facto abortion ban for most pregnant federal prisoners.

Any news group that aims for the elusive ideal of objectivity is de facto liberal, in their view.

Use him as the poster child for a nasty, devilish lobbying group being the de facto fourth branch of government.

Politico reported over the weekend that Sharpton is the de facto liaison for the White House regarding the shooting in Ferguson.

They thought of them most in their lay capacity of de facto Government agents all over the Islands.

We dismiss it without further comment—and with it Colonization in toto—and Mr. Birney de facto.

We are inclined to turn from them to the intellectual monarchs de facto.

The emperor de facto might be viewed under two aspects; there was the man, and there was the office.

Mrs. Morton did not object to a nephew de facto, she only objected to a nephew in forma pauperis.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to de facto, such as: existing, actual, factual, from fact, in fact, and in reality.

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