A Latin term meaning "by [the] mere fact itself".
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
(ipp-soh fact-oh) Latin for "by the fact itself." This term is used by Latin-addicted lawyers when something is so obvious that it needs no elaboration or further explanation. A simple example: "A blind person, ipso facto, is not entitled to a driver's license."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm