[fe ta-kawn-plee] /fɛ ta kɔ̃ˈpli/
noun, plural faits accomplis
[fe za-kawn-plee] /fɛ za kɔ̃ˈpli/ (Show IPA). French.
an accomplished fact; a thing already done:
The enemy’s defeat was a fait accompli long before the formal surrender.
noun (pl) faits accomplis (fɛz akɔ̃pli)
something already done and beyond alteration
French, literally “an accomplished fact” (see feat).
fait accompli [(fayt uh-kom-plee, fet ah-kohm-plee)]
Something that has already been done: “The company president did not discuss the new hiring policy with her board of directors; instead she put it into effect and presented the board with a fait accompli.” From French, meaning “an accomplished fact.”
[fet voh zhœ] /ˈfɛt voʊ ˈʒœ/ French. 1. (especially in roulette) place your bets. /fɛt vo ʒø/ uknown 1. place your bets! (a phrase used by croupiers in roulette and other casino gambling games)
[feyth] /feɪθ/ noun 1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability. 2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact. 3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims. 4. belief […]
[feyth-beyst] /ˈfeɪθˌbeɪst/ adjective 1. affiliated with, supported by, or based on a religion or religious group: faith-based charities. adjective pertaining to a connection with a religion, faith, or belief system Examples Faith-based books are selling well.
- Faith community
noun 1. a community of people sharing the same religious faith