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Ipso facto

“Ipso facto” is a Latin phrase that means “by the very fact” or “by the fact itself” in English. It is typically used to indicate that a specific consequence or conclusion naturally follows from a particular situation or condition. In other words, it suggests that something is self-evident or automatic due to the circumstances. “Ipso facto” is frequently used in legal and philosophical contexts to express the inherent or automatic nature of a consequence.

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