Definition of fait accompli
faits accomplisplay \ˈfā-tə-ˌkäm-ˈplē(z), ˈfe-, ˈfe-ˌta-, -ˌkōⁿ(m)-, British usually -ˈkäm-(ˌ)plē(z)\
: a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible <he charged that the members were presented with a fait accompli insead of being called to a meeting to discuss the policy change — Daniel Thomases>
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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Definition of fait accompli for English Language Learners
: something that has been done and cannot be changed
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