de facto

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de facto

A Latin phrase meaning "in fact" that is used to describe things that exist but are not formally or legally recognized. Megan may be the official head of the department, but Lisa is the de facto leader, as she is more involved in day-to-day tasks.
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However, the federal cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval of those loans on Tuesday, regularising the borrowings.
It said, Subject to the execution of the final agreement, De Facto will appoint VESB as the main contractor for the project at an estimated contract value of RM160 million.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's remark that the Constitution should be modified to recognize the de facto situation in Turkey was interpreted as a coup attempt.
De facto states are regarded as political authorities functioning within a certain territory without international legal recognition.
The top court ruled by a five-to-four margin in January that, while Quebec's civil code breaches the Charter of Rights equality guarantees, because it treats couples who are not married differently than those who simply live together, Quebec can leave its provisions governing de facto unions in place.
Criminal Law--Fourth Circuit Holds Retroactive Application of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Amendments Violates Ex Post Facto Clause--United States v.
NNA - Member of Parliament Ziad Aswad told "Voice of Lebanon- Voice of Freedom and Dignity that all hints that a de facto government cabinet will be formed is far fetched from reality.
Whether a corporation has had a de facto liquidation is a subjective determination based on case law.
The European Union threatened again, on 15 September, to impose sanctions on members of the de facto government of Honduras, considered responsible for the political crisis under way since June.
Around 866 hectares of land at Lake Issykkul will be handed over to the Russian Navy to deploy the military facilities there, reported De Facto local newspaper on March 13.
Newcastle-based Ipso Facto Films is allowing two North East-based producers to experience the home of the movies as part of a training initiative.
The court held that a change of parole rules, from a system that would have allowed for the grant of parole to a particular prisoner, to a system which did not allow for parole for that prisoner based upon the same facts, did not deprive the prisoner of a mandatory right to parole and therefore did not violate the ex post facto clause.
Engaging Eurasia's Separatist States: Unresolved conflicts And De Facto States by Dov Lynch (Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies) draws upon the author's travels, familiarity with local political, military, and economic dynamics, and access to the leaders of the recent secessionist states South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria, and Nagorno-Karabakh.
He's not just Ryan's court-appointed attorney, he becomes his ipso facto foster parent, taking him into his gated Orange County community (he can afford to lavish such attention on him, as Ryan is apparently Sandy's only client).