Latin, ablative of factum (deed, fact).


facto (not comparable)

  1. (law) in fact; by the act or fact

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for facto in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Etymology 1Edit

From faciō +‎ -tō.


factō (present infinitive factāre, perfect active factāvī, supine factātum); first conjugation

  1. I make, do, perform
   Conjugation of factō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present factō factās factat factāmus factātis factant
imperfect factābam factābās factābat factābāmus factābātis factābant
future factābō factābis factābit factābimus factābitis factābunt
perfect factāvī factāvistī factāvit factāvimus factāvistis factāvērunt, factāvēre
pluperfect factāveram factāverās factāverat factāverāmus factāverātis factāverant
future perfect factāverō factāveris factāverit factāverimus factāveritis factāverint
passive present factor factāris, factāre factātur factāmur factāminī factantur
imperfect factābar factābāris, factābāre factābātur factābāmur factābāminī factābantur
future factābor factāberis, factābere factābitur factābimur factābiminī factābuntur
perfect factātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect factātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect factātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present factem factēs factet factēmus factētis factent
imperfect factārem factārēs factāret factārēmus factārētis factārent
perfect factāverim factāverīs factāverit factāverīmus factāverītis factāverint
pluperfect factāvissem factāvissēs factāvisset factāvissēmus factāvissētis factāvissent
passive present facter factēris, factēre factētur factēmur factēminī factentur
imperfect factārer factārēris, factārēre factārētur factārēmur factārēminī factārentur
perfect factātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect factātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present factā factāte
future factātō factātō factātōte factantō
passive present factāre factāminī
future factātor factātor factantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives factāre factāvisse factātūrum esse factārī factātum esse factātum īrī
participles factāns factātūrus factātus factandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
factandī factandō factandum factandō factātum factātū
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. dative singular of factum
  2. ablative singular of factum



  1. dative masculine singular of factus
  2. dative neuter singular of factus
  3. ablative masculine singular of factus
  4. ablative neuter singular of factus



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From Latin factum. Cognate of feito.


  • IPA(key): /ˈfak.tu/
  • Hyphenation: fac‧to


facto m (plural factos) (European orthography)

  1. (Portugal) fact (something which is real)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit



Borrowed from Latin factum. Compare the inherited doublet hecho.


  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɡto/, [ˈfaɣt̪o]


  1. (archaic) fact (something which is real)



  1. Only used in de facto