Definition of Fait accompli

1. Noun. An irreversible accomplishment.

Exact synonyms: Accomplished Fact
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement



Definition of Fait accompli

1. Noun. An accomplished fact, something that has already occurred; a done deal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fait Accompli

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fairytale
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fait accompli (current term)
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Literary usage of Fait accompli

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1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"He will consent to that as a fait accompli, which he cannot take the responsibility of encouraging himself Send us maps of the seat of war — the best ones. ..."

2. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... its spider-like lines through the length and breadth of the empire before a system of properly constructed roads becomes un fait accompli in this land. ..."

3. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"The way to take anything he may say, is to consider the matter as a fait accompli, as an irrevocable decision, and a step taken that cannot be revoked. ..."

4. The Anschluss Movement, 1918-1919, and the Paris Peace Conference by Alfred D. Low (1974)
"... that in a short time a fait accompli could be created, while on the other hand some time would be gained for the more complicated economic negotiations. ..."

5. Manual of International Law for the Use of Navies, Colonies and Consulates by Jan Helenus Ferguson (1884)
"Possession taken through occupation on the principle of fait-accompli, ... The fait-accompli is distinct from occupation or conquest effected by virtue of ..."

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