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 De Die in Diem.De Haut en Bas. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
De Facto.
 
Actually, in reality; in opposition to de jure, lawfully or rightfully. Thus John was de facto king, but Arthur was so de jure.   1
 


 De Die in Diem.De Haut en Bas. 

 
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