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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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[Quotation]"When such protection or assistance has ceased for any reason, without the position of such persons being definitively settled in accordance with the relevant resolutions adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, these persons shall ipso facto be entitled to the benefits of this Convention."[Quotation]
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 15 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Monday gave ex-post facto approval to the MoUs between India and Bolivia on cooperation in geology and traditional systems of medicine.
London: With speculation rife in London that Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet may force her out of office over her strategy for Brexit, her de facto deputy and some other cabinet ministers have given her their support.
Neither is her defense of ex post facto law viable, because she was charged with a 'republication' that happened when the Cybercrime Law was already in effect.
RAMALLAH, Friday, January 4, 2019 (WAFA) -- Minister Ahmad Assaf, the General Supervisor of the Official Media and the chairman of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), on Friday blamed Hamas, the de facto authority in Gaza, as responsible for the attack on Friday by five masked assailants on PBC headquarters in Gaza City.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak disputed a report today that claimed he deleted a Facebook post asking Umno's Datuk Lokman Noor Adam to remove a poll to gauge appetite for his return as Umno de facto leader.
Whenever uncertainty hits rupee, local commercial enterprises lose faith in the national legal tender and start using greenback as benchmark in their business deals, pushing the country towards de facto dollarisation of economy, which might turn out to be a devil's bargain down the line.
Canada has revoked Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship, the latest of several honours taken away from Myanmar's de facto leader since last year's military crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims, media reports say.
Likewise, 23.2 percent believe that maintaining the status quo is the best option for the country, voicing support for maintaining de facto independence.
This requires 16 and 17 year olds who want to marry, to enter into a civil union, or to enter into a de facto relationships to obtain the consent of a Family Court Judge.
In reply to a question by Dawn, he says the July 25 exercise at best is a search for a 'Sanjrani prime minister' in a fragmented parliament so that 'de facto, and not de jure state continues to be in the driving seat.'
Amendments to a state statute extending the duration of sex offender registration do not violate the ex post facto clauses of the United States and Rhode Island constitutions.<br />Writing on behalf of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Justice Francis X.
ACE authorities said that Facto Group had purchased property
19 (Petra) -- Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin region has "de facto" begun with cross-border shelling, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday.
It was the second time during the last nine months that the federal cabinet gave ex-post facto approvals of foreign commercial borrowings.