fait accompli[fe tȧ kōn plē′; E fāt′ə käm′plē′]
something already done or in effect, making opposition or argument useless
Origin of fait accompliFrench an accomplished fact
nounpl. faits ac·com·plis
An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.
Origin of fait accompliFrench : fait, fact + accompli, accomplished.
(plural faits accomplis)
- An accomplished fact, something that has already occurred; a done deal.
Often said of something irreversible or performed without going through standard procedure.