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de facto

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishde factode fac‧to /ˌdeɪ ˈfæktəʊ $ dɪ ˈfæktoʊ, ˌdeɪ-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 REAL/NOT IMAGINARY formal really existing although not legally stated to existde jure 🔊 a de facto state of warde facto adverb
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de factoHyland is the department's de facto director.
From Longman Business Dictionaryde factode fac‧to /ˌdeɪ ˈfæktəʊ dɪ ˈfæktoʊ, ˌdeɪ-/ adjective, adverb formalLAW really existing, even if there is no formal legal document etc to prove itPrior to the Companies Act 1976, resignation would have constituted a de facto breach of contract.
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