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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.
Translations of “ipso facto”
in Chinese (Traditional) 根據已知事實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 根据已知事实…
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