ipso facto

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

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 and Etymology of ipso facto

New Latin, literally, by the fact itself


First Known Use: 1548


IPSO FACTO Defined for English Language Learners

ipso facto

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

Definition of ipso facto for English Language Learners

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


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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 and Etymology of ipso facto

New Latin, literally, by the fact itself



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