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Ipso Facto

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Irrespective of all external considerations of right or wrong; absolutely; by the very deed itself. It sometimes means the act itself carries the consequences (as excommunication without sentence of excommunication being directly pronounced).

“Whatever the captain does is right ipso facto [i.e. because it is done by the captain], and any opposition to it is wrong, on board ship.”—R. H. Dana.


By burning the Pope’s bull, Luther ipso facto [by the very deed itself] denied the Pope’s supremacy. Heresy carries excommunication ipso facto.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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