Synonyms of 'de facto'
in factDictionary, really, actuallyUnification has now de facto replaced the signing of such a treaty.
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He had actually felt pain several times, but he had ignored it.
When something such as a law or an agreement becomes effective, it begins officially to apply or be valid.
The new rules will become effective in the next few days.
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.