de facto

Definitions of "de facto"
  1. It's a Latin term used to depict a situation, state, or condition that exists in fact, even though it's not officially recognized by laws
  2. It describes a situation where someone is acting as if they have legal authority, even if they don't officially have it
How to use "de facto" in a sentence
  1. Despite not being formally recognized, the group has de facto control over the region.
  2. While she was not the appointed leader, she exercised de facto authority over the team.
  3. Although it was not officially a one-party state, it was de facto the only political party with any power.

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