Literal Translation

“In deed”, “In fact” or “Actually”.


The literal meaning of “De Facto” is “in deed”, “in fact” or “Actually”. The word “De Facto” is of Latin origin, actually referring to something which does exist in fact, whether it may be recognized by lawful authority or not.


“V” was ruling a country for ten years after the sudden demise “T”, who was worker of “V” acquired leadership. “T” acquired the leadership without any legitimate, constitutional or lawful means. In this illustration, “T” is a de facto leader.

Case Law

1. Brown V. Board of Education (1951).

2. Nguyen V. United States 593 US 69.

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