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accomplished fact

Definition of the noun accomplished fact

What does accomplished fact mean as a name of something?


  1. an irreversible accomplishment

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Google previewA Dictionary of American Politics (1892)

Comprising Accounts of Political Parties, Measures and Men by Everit Brown, Albert Strauss

Fait Accompli is a French phrase meaning literally an accomplished fact. In political and diplomatic language it means an event, which, having taken place, is to be accepted and acquiesced in as a fact, and the effects of which are to be left ...

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (1950)

by Ph. D Newmark

Accomplished fact; thing already done [F] faja. Sash [Sp] fakir. Religious beggar; por man; mendicant [Hindu] Falange Espanola. Spanish fascist organization started in 1933 by General Primo de Rivera and later merged with the Palange ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2013)

A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right by William Bryson

French for “an accomplished fact.” The plural is faits accomplis.

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

the NT claims it an accomplished fact. Passover is the beginning of the journey that the Messiah completes by reaching the goal. “Eternal salvation” ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Eminent Thinkers (vol. 12 : The Political Thought Of Veer Savarkar) (2008)

by Jai Narain Sharma

will be an accomplished fact on earth, when the 94 Encyclopaedia of Eminent Thinkers — Veer Savarkar.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1895)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases by William Mark McKinney

The one cannot be committed until the principal offense is an accomplished fact. Persons occupying a certain relation to the offender are excluded from the operation of the statute. The guilty knowledge, which is the essence of the offense, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

fait accompli A French phrase meaning an accomplished fact, used to mean something that has already been done and cannot be altered. faites vos jeux A French phrase meaning place your bets, used by croupiers in roulette.

Google previewEnglish spellings and spelling rules. [With] The dictionary of English inflected words [and] Punctuation: also, foreign phrases and quotations. Forming pt.1 (-3) of the Handy English word book (1877)

by James Stormonth

kSng'ple, a fact accomplished; an accomplished fact. nnguibus et ore (L.), Ung<wib.Us it oY.e, with nails and LATIN AND FRENCH PHRASES AND QUOTATIONS. 101.

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