Synonyms of 'de facto'
in factDictionary, really, actually
Unification has now de facto replaced the signing of such a treaty.
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You use actual to emphasize that you are referring to something real or genuine.
They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
He had actually felt pain several times, but he had ignored it.
Thesaurus for de facto from the Collins English Thesaurus
De facto is used to indicate that something is a particular thing, even though it was not planned or intended to be that thing.