noun, plural faits ac·com·plis [fe za-kawn-plee] /fɛ za kɔ̃ˈpli/. French.
Origin of fait accompli
British Dictionary definitions for fait accompli
noun plural faits accomplis (fɛz akɔ̃pli)
Word Origin for fait accompli
Word Origin and History for fait accompli
French, literally "an accomplished fact" (see feat).
Culture definitions for fait accompli
Something that has already been done: “The company president did not discuss the new hiring policy with her board of directors; instead she put it into effect and presented the board with a fait accompli.” From French, meaning “an accomplished fact.”