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Friday word: Fait accompli

fait ac·com·pli

noun \ˈfā-tə-ˌkäm-ˈplē, ˈfe-, ˈfe-ˌta-, -ˌkōⁿ(m)-, British usually -ˈkäm-(ˌ)plē\

plural faits accomplis

Definition: a thing accomplished and presumably irreversible

Example:

By the time we learned about the decision, it was already a fait accompli.

Etymology:

French, accomplished fact

First Known Use: 1845
Tags: f, french, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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