Definition of fait accompli noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fait accompli

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌfeɪt̮ əkɑmˈpli//
 
, NAmE//ˌfɛt̮əkɑmˈpli//
 
[usually singular](pl. faits accomplis
NAmE//ˌfeɪt̮ əkɑmˈpli//
 
, NAmE//ˌfeɪt̮ əkɑmˈpliz//
 
, NAmE//ˌfɛt̮əkɑmˈpli//
 
, NAmE//ˌfɛt̮ əkɑmˈpliz//
 
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something that has already happened or been done and that you cannot change We got married secretly and then presented our parents with a fait accompli.
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