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ipso facto -- (Latin)
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • A word which was difficult to utter, or was liable to be incorrectly heard, was held to be ipso facto a bad word: occasionally therefore, for the sake of euphony, extra letters were inserted into a word or an archaic formation was retained.

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  • If tried in both criminal and civil court, acquittal in criminal court does not mean ipso facto acquittal in the civil court.
  • I reckon he thinks my living alone in New York is ipso facto living in sin.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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