de facto

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de facto

  (formal)
a de facto situation is one which exists or is true although it has not been officially accepted or agreed (always before noun) Edwards has established himself as the de facto leader of the group. (formal)
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The Court held that the test oath violated the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution.
must not institutionalize de facto unions, thereby giving them a status similar to marriage and the family, nor much less make them equivalent to the family based on marriage.
Broadly, there are two types of standards: 1) de jure or legal standards -- those officially issued by governments or standards bodies and 2) de facto standards -- those not issued by such bodies but nevertheless considered valid standards because they have been widely adopted by a community of users.
The Marmirolo Triumph of Alexander the Great was the joint creation of Francesco Bonsignori and Tondi who painted them "suso le tele secondo a facto messer Andrea Mantegna, et dicono che cosi facendo farano piu presto e seranno piu belle e piu durabile et anchora questo dice ognuno experto in tal exercizio.
Robert Rosenkrantz's continued incarceration violates the rule against ex post facto laws,'' Justice Ming Chin wrote, joined by Justice Joyce Kennard.
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.
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 taxpayer's intention with respect to liquidation is also relevant to concluding whether a de facto liquidation had occurred.
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.
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.
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.
On appeal, the appellate court said an accountant who performed write-up services for a client was a de facto employee of that client.