Definition of de facto
- a de facto state of war
- Whatever it says on the calendar, Florida has de facto summer.
- —E. L. Konigsburg
- has become the movement's de facto spokesperson
- a de facto government
- the de facto head of state
- de facto segregation
Examples of de facto in a Sentence
with the death of his father, he became the de facto head of the family
Recent Examples of de facto from the Web
But inflation has been picking up, putting pressure on the central bank to dial back the de facto money printing.
The military says fighting began early Sunday when soldiers intercepted a group of insurgents along the highly militarized de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
In a memoir published last month, Mr. Thae wrote that Pyongyang’s goal has long been to be recognized as a de facto nuclear state, like India and Pakistan.
As for the North Korean military, Kim Su Gil in May was appointed the new chairman of the KPA’s General Political Bureau, thus its de facto top brass hat.
The then-San Francisco 49er was among the first players to kneel during the 2016-2017 season and has become the de facto figurehead of what is now known as the #TakeAKnee movement.
Many are de facto non-profits, points out Peter Atherton of Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy.
Although Arizona permits fully driverless vehicles, the Uber involved in Sunday’s crash had a safety driver, a de facto human fail-safe for the machine, behind the wheel.
The de facto export ban, which only allowed a few exceptions, was imposed in the aftermath of a 1973 to 1974 oil embargo led by Saudi Arabia.
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