ipso-facto

ipso facto

[ip-soh fak-toh]
noun
by the fact itself; by the very nature of the deed: to be condemned ipso facto.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin ipsō factō

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ipso facto (ˈɪpsəʊ ˈfæktəʊ)
 
adv
by that very fact or act: ipso facto his guilt was apparent
 
[from Latin]

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ipso facto
1540s, from L., lit. "by that very fact."
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