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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. By the fact itself; by that very fact: An alien, ipso facto, has no right to a U.S. passport.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. By the fact itself; by that very fact.

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  • adv. by the fact itself

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin ipsō factō : Latin ipsō, ablative of ipse, itself + Latin factō, ablative of factum, fact.

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From Latin ipso + facto.

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  • como consequencia obrigatoria do facto; por isso mesmo

    February 18, 2016

  • 'If-so, fact-o.'

    June 19, 2007

  • As in "Half a bee, philosophically, must, ipso facto, half not be." From Eric the Half A Bee by the Monty Python team:

    Half a bee, philosophically, must, ipso facto, half not be.

    But half the bee

    has got to be,

    vis a vis

    its entity - do you see?

    But can a bee

    be said to be

    or not to be

    an entire bee

    when half the bee

    is not a bee

    due to some ancient injury?

    Singing...

    La dee dee, 1 2 3,

    Eric the half a bee.

    A B C D E F G,

    Eric the half a bee.

    Is this retched demi-bee,

    half asleep upon my knee,

    some freak from a menagerie?

    No! It's Eric the half a bee.

    Fiddle dee dum,

    Fiddle dee dee,

    Eric the half bee.

    Ho ho ho,

    Tee hee hee,

    Eric the half a bee.

    I love this hive employee-ee-ee (with buzzing in background)

    bisected accidentally

    one summer afternoon by me

    I love him carnally.

    He loves him carnally... (together)

    ...semi-carnally

    (spoken)

    The end

    January 16, 2007