fait accompli[fe tȧ kōn plē′; E fāt′ə käm′plē′]
Origin: Fr, an accomplished fact
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noun pl. faits ac·com·plis
Origin: French : fait, fact + accompli, accomplished.
fait accompli - Cultural Definition
Something that has already been done: “The company president did not discuss the new hiring policy with her board of directors; instead she put it into effect and presented the board with a fait accompli.” From French, meaning “an accomplished fact.”