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ipso facto

adverb uk   /ˌɪp.səʊˈfæk.təʊ/ us    /-soʊˈfæk.toʊ/ formal
used to say that it is reasonable to state or believe something based on facts that are already known: You admit you fired the gun and we now know that the shot killed the victim so you are, ipso facto, responsible for his death.
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