Fait-accompli definition

fĕt ä-kŏm-plē, fāt
An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.
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Something already done or in effect, making opposition or argument useless.
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An accomplished fact, something that has already occurred; a done deal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fait-accompli
Plural:
faits-accomplis

Origin of fait-accompli

  • French fait fact accompli accomplished

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French fait accompli (“an accomplished fact”), from fait (“a fact”) + accompli (“accomplished”).

    From Wiktionary