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ipso facto

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adverb ip·so fac·to \ˈip-(ˌ)sō-ˈfak-(ˌ)tō\

Simple Definition of ipso facto

  • : because of that fact : because of the fact that has just been mentioned

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ipso facto

  1. :  by that very fact or act :  as an inevitable result

Examples of ipso facto in a sentence

  1. <if we refuse to tolerate bigotry, do we become, ipso facto, as intolerant as those whom we condemn?>



Origin of ipso facto

New Latin, literally, by the fact itself


First Known Use: 1548


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ipso facto

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adverb ip·so fac·to \ˈip-sō-ˈfak-tō\

Legal Definition of ipso facto

  1. :  by that very fact or act :  as an inevitable result <drove the getaway car and was ipso facto an accessory>



Origin of ipso facto

New Latin, literally, by the fact itself



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