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ipso facto

[ip-soh fak-toh] /ˈɪp soʊ ˈfæk toʊ/
by the fact itself; by the very nature of the deed:
to be condemned ipso facto.
Origin of ipso facto
First recorded in 1540-50, ipso facto is from the Latin word ipsō factō Unabridged
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ipso facto

/ˈɪpsəʊ ˈfæktəʊ/
by that very fact or act: ipso facto his guilt was apparent
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from Latin
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Latin, literally "by that very fact."

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