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noun 
  1. (Australia) A legally undeclared spouse. Usually spelled defacto.
adjective 
  1. actual, Actual.
  2. virtual, Virtual, being such in effect or essence (rather than literally in fact) though not formally or wholly taken for granted, as opposed to de jure.
  3. (context, politics, military) Of a political or military leader, exercising power without being legally established.
  • Although the United States currently has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the national language.
    1. (context, computing) Of hardware or software, being widely used, but not conforming to a standard.
adverb 
  1. in reality
Etymology: A expression that means "in fact" or "in practice" or "in reality"


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