Asked in Name Origins
What is the language of origin for the word de facto?
De facto is Latin.
What does 'de facto capital of the Caliphate' mean?
The English meaning of the Latin phrase 'de facto' is 'in' ['de'] 'fact' ['facto']. So the phrase 'de facto capital of the Caliphate' means the city that in fact serves as the capital city. The English meaning of the Latin phrase 'de jure' is 'in' ['de'] 'law' ['jure']. In this example, the city that the law recognizes as the capital isn't the city that actually fills the role. ...
Asked in Latin to English
What does the Latin expression De facto mean?
De facto means "according to the fact", and refers to a situation as it actually exists, regardless of what the law specifies. The alternative is De jure, "according to the law". A de jure ruler occupies the ruling office or position established by law; a de facto ruler is the one who actually wields the power. ...
Asked in Latin to English, English to Latin
What is the Latin phrase meaning wields power without an official position?
This situation could be described as de facto power (control, leadership, etc.). De facto is Latin for "according to the fact", as opposed to de jure, "according to the law". ...
What does de jure and de facto politica power mean?
jure power = legislation ;facto power=justice
What does de facto status mean?
If something is de facto it means it is a reality, a fact of life, even if not approved in law (de jure). eg: Kosovo exists as a de facto country because, de jure, it is still part of Serbia. eg de jure one cannot park one's car on the pavement but de facto everyone does. ...
De facto equality?
de facto means 'concerning fact' or 'in reality'. So de jure (concerning law) equality would mean equality in law (but not necessarily in fact) and de facto equality would mean equality in practice. A good real life example is race relations in the US. The 1965 Civil Rights Act ended de jure discrimination and inequality in America, but de facto discrimination and inequality persisted. ...
What does de facto mean in relationship status?
De facto means 'fact of life', or 'concerning fact' in general terms. A de facto relationship is one, in which both the partners are not married, live together, not related as siblings, and are over the age of 18. ...
Asked in International Laws
What is de-facto equality?
De facto means: In fact (in Latin) it describes a practice which has no legal or official status. De facto equality therefore means public equality - equality that is not legal. e.g: Civil Rights act in the 60s meant there was equality for black people. But there was no de facto equality. So white people still (or at first) didn't treat black people as equals. ...
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
What does de facto mean when it refers to a foreign government?
The words translate to mean 'in reality'. In this case it means existing but not legally recognised. For example, you may say he was Prime Minister, but de facto president of the country ...
Asked in English to Latin
What is the Latin phrase for retrospective action?
ex post facto ex post facto
Asked in Latin to English
Can you give one example of 'de facto' segregation?
The Latin phrase 'de facto' means in fact. In the word-by-word translation, the preposition 'de' means 'from, of'. The noun 'facto' means 'fact'. In its application to segregation, the phrase therefore refers to a separation that exists in reality, not according to the law. One example of 'de facto' segregation may be the description of the city of Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec. The city has an international culture. But some neighborhoods and some parts of the city may be...
Asked in Government, Legal Definitions
What is a de jure and de facto government?
Answer 1: De facto is latin for in fact and in political terms indicates a government that may have ceased power unlawfully. They may not be constitutionally in power, but are in reality. De jure is the opposite. Answer 2: De facto is a government supported by the people of the state and not by a constitution. De jure on the other hand is a government supported by a present constitution. For example: Corry Aquino's government. Answer 3: A de jure government is officially recognized by...
What is 'de facto' justice?
The Latin phrase 'de facto' refers to something as being a fact. And so 'de facto' justice refers to what's in effect in terms of a system of reconciling degrees of guilt with degrees of punishment. But the system isn't backed up by the legal framework. A justice system that's based on and backed up by the existing laws is called 'de jure'. An example of 'de facto' and 'de jure' is the Islamic justice system of Afghanistan through the Taliban. Before...
De facto and de jure discrimination?
De jure means 'in law' and de facto means 'in fact.' De jure discrimination means that a law, by the way its read, is discriminatory; de facto means that it looks fine, but it will probably lead to discriminatory practice. ...