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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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It is useful, in turn, to distinguish between 'payments dollarisation' (the use of foreign currency for transaction purposes), financial dollarisation (residents' holding of financial assets or liabilities in foreign currency), and real dollarisation (the indexing, formally or de facto, of local prices and wages to the dollar).
A majority of every other age demographic anticipates de jure independence or a continuation of the status-quo (de facto independence).
Section 46A of the Care of Children Act 2004 has been replaced with a provision which requires any child aged 16 or 17 wishing to obtain consent for his or her de facto relationship to apply to the Family Court for the consent of a Family Court Judge.
'We will continue to expose the de facto system and resist any attempt to steal the mandate of the people.'
essential basis for a finding of de facto directorship: namely, what
The existence or otherwise of a de facto company between persons that have expressed an intent to participate in risk-bearing activities is for the trial judge to determine based on the circumstances of the case and the evidence presented to the courts.
When he mentions the de facto situation in Turkey, Erdoy-an actually means his own power and influence in politics in violation of the Constitution.
--This trend enables increase of the overall production, not just the physical size but also the value size which de facto increases the GDP--concludes Kozuharov.
Kuala Lumpur: Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.
De facto states are regarded as political authorities functioning within a certain territory without international legal recognition.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Turkmen leaderships announced today that they will form a military unit to defend their areas in Kirkuk, Salahal-din and Ninewa provinces, which were attacked by Da'ish gunmen.In a statement, they regarded the control of Kurdish Peshmarga of some of the areas as "de facto policy, but unacceptable".The Turkmen leaderships concluded a meeting in Baghdad today where they rejected the de facto situation, calling Turkmen for general mobilization.During the meeting, it was decided to form forces from the Turkmen component to be connected with the central government to protect the Turkmen areas.The meeting called the central government to extend all possible assistance to these forces.1757
Published on Monday, 24 March 2014 11:59 Ramallah/PNN The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemned the two death sentences issued by the de facto authorities in Khan Younis (Gaza Strip) on 20 March.
Speaking to reporters in Minsk, Lukashenko added said the territory was now "de facto" part of the Russian Federation.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: Cabinet formation crisis collides with Aoun's stubbornness Few days ahead de facto Cabinet?
El gobierno de Enrique Pena Nieto se tardo apenas 13 meses en aprovechar las facultades plenipotenciarias que le otorgo el Congreso con las reformas a la Ley Organica de la Administracion Publica Federal en diciembre de 2013: desaparecio de facto al Poder Ejecutivo de Michoacan y designo a su delegado Alfredo Castillo para asumir dichas funciones.