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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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1) When the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia disintegrated, the complex federal structures of these states produced de facto states such as Nagomo-Qarabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and Kosovo.
He added that the de facto government formation demands the presence of other rejected formations but so far nobody made these suggestions.
61-191 cited several similar factors in its determination that a de facto liquidation had occurred.
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.
Since Hollywood's last industry-crippling strike - the five-month-long Writers Guild of America strike of 1988 - labor and management in Hollywood have averted these de facto slowdowns by agreeing to begin and end their contract talks well in advance of the expiration dates of major contracts.
On appeal, the appellate court said an accountant who performed write-up services for a client was a de facto employee of that client.
PDF has become a de facto global standard for more secure and dependable information exchange since Adobe published the complete PDF specification in 1993.
The Circadiant OST is considered the de facto standard in the industry for this important compliance test.
Softek TDMF IP complements the company's local data migration software, Softek TDMF, which has earned industry recognition for 10 years as the de facto standard for heterogeneous, non-disruptive data migrations.
Quorum"), a leading provider of software solutions for the oil & gas industry, announces that Eagle Rock Energy ("Eagle Rock") has selected Quorum TIPS, the de facto standard for midstream natural gas plant accounting, as well as Quorum Contract Management, Quorum Division Order & Disbursements, and Quorum Regulatory Reporting and Query to manage recently acquired midstream assets.
LOS ANGELES -- TeaForHealth(TM) today introduced two new anti-cancer green tea products, based on the de facto standard recommended by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for effectiveness against cancer.
Following a series of successful discussions and dialogue with Fortune 100 legal executives, litigators from top law firms, US District Court Judges and global powerhouses during September conferences the company sponsored or presented at, PSS Systems(R) announced that its Atlas Litigation Communications and Collections (LCC) solution maps to the Zubulake V de facto standard for information preservation and collection.
The De Facto Industry Standard for Image Processing, VRS Version 4.
Also, increased industry activity in the midstream area continued to drive strong interest in Quorum TIPS, with six additional clients licensing the de facto industry standard solution for gas plant accounting.