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Definition of 'de facto'

Adjective

  1. existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
       Synonyms: actual factual
       Antonyms: de jure

Adverb

  1. in reality or fact; "the result was, de facto, a one-party system"


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