De Facto

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Definition: De Facto




What is the dictionary definition of De Facto?

Dictionary Definition


adj. Latin for “in fact.” Often used in place of “actual” to show that the court will treat as a fact authority being exercised or an entity acting as if it had authority, even though the legal requirements have not been met.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for De Facto are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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