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Origin of de facto
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH de factode facto , de jure
How to use de facto in a sentence
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.Pew Study: Americans Are Self-Segregating Amid Proliferating Partisan Media|John Avlon|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
We dismiss it without further comment—and with it Colonization in toto—and Mr. Birney de facto.
Mrs. Bays and her husband had driven to town, and there was no need for ex post facto resolutions.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
They say the Taupou had a gun and fired; probably an excuse manufactured ex post facto.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
We are inclined to turn from them to the intellectual monarchs de facto.Humanly Speaking|Samuel McChord Crothers