Simple Definition of fait accompli
: something that has been done and cannot be changed
Full Definition of fait accompliplural
faits accomplisplay \same, or -ˈplēz\
: a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible
Examples of fait accompli in a sentence
By the time we learned about the decision, it was already a fait accompli.
Origin and Etymology of fait accompli
French, accomplished fact
First Known Use: 1845
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