Origin of de facto
Definition for facto (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for facto
It is immoral to deny Palestinian citizens of the State of Israel full and equal rights de facto and not only de jure.
Facto autem intempesta nocte Csar senatui mandavit, ne quenquam per portas urbis su emittant.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
It may well be asked whether the acquisition of such territory is not ipso facto a breach of neutrality.'Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)|Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
A facto ad jus non datur consequentia—Inference from the fact to the law is not legitimate.
In facto, pro momento ego fui "percussus omnis cumuli," ut dictum est.
Cumque navi Italiam veheretur, facto naufragio apud Tusci oras, simulacri capsa Liburnum appulit.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for facto
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for de facto
Word Origin and History for facto
Latin, literally "in fact, in reality," thus, "existing, but not necessarily legally ordained;" from facto, ablative of factum "deed, act" (see fact).