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Adjective: de facto  di'fak-tow or dey 'fak-tow
  1. Existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
    "de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
Adverb: de facto  di'fak-tow or dey 'fak-tow
  1. In reality or fact
    "the result was, de facto, a one-party system"

See also: existent, real

Antonym: de jure

Encyclopedia: De facto