- 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
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- by that very fact or actipso facto his guilt was apparent
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Word Origin and History for ipso facto
Latin, literally "by that very fact."
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