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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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De Facto subject to the terms and conditions of the HOA will select VESB as the turnkey contractor to design, construction of structures, infrastructures and all associated works on the development.
Thus, a parent state's struggle against a de facto state inevitably undermines its Westphalian sovereignty.
Many women in Quebec remain fearful that they will lose freedoms if de facto marriage is imposed on them when they cohabitate.
AN NAHAR newspaper said Friday that the meeting resulted in Mikati agreeing to give additional time for efforts aimed at solving the problem over the Interior Ministry portfolio and consequently, avoiding the option of a de facto Cabinet.
The taxpayer's intention with respect to liquidation is also relevant to concluding whether a de facto liquidation had occurred.
The successor to SGML (standard generalized markup language, an ISO specification widely adopted as a de facto standard for electronic document management), XML is considered more accessible, less expensive, and easier to implement than EDI as a platform for e-commerce.
Today's announcement is the next logical step in the evolution of PDF from de facto standard to a formal, de jure standard," said Kevin Lynch, senior vice president and chief software architect at Adobe.
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.
As the de facto standard for intrusion detection and prevention, Snort is integrated into hundreds of third-party solutions, and we are launching this Certified Snort Integrator Program to provide the highest protection and easiest distribution possible," said Marty Roesch, founder and CTO at Sourcefire and creator of Snort.
The "VRS QC Later" feature employs Kofax's VirtualReScan (VRS) technology, the de facto industry standard for scanning productivity by automatically straightening, cropping and optimizing the readability of scanned documents in real time.