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English definition of “fait accompli”

fait accompli

noun [C]     /ˌfet.ə.kɒmˈpliː/ US  /ˌfeɪt.ə.kɑːm-/ (plural faits accomplis)
something that has already happened or been done and cannot be changed: The policy change was presented to us as a fait accompli, without consultation or discussion.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of fait accompli noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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