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Ipso facto is a philosophical term. It is Latin for "by that very fact".
'You work for the bank. The bank works for me. Ipso facto, I'm your boss.'
--Ben Stiller in "Dodgeball"
by I L July 20, 2005
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
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This word is typically used to emphasize a contradition, and its use as "by that very fact" should be distinguished from therefore, which also means "by the preceding fact". In the example below, ipso facto is used because the success in some way hinges on apparent failure. This could occur if, for example, if my goal was to lower myself in the other's opinion. Ipso facto, then, is almost always used to emphasize problems of perspective, as in the example.
He says I have failed, but, ipso facto, I've succeeded.
by leon July 30, 2006
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a fancy latin way of saying "therefore"
"All Members of the United Nations are ipso facto parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice."
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New latin word meaning the fact on its own is proof. Substitute for 'literally' or 'for sure'
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I have barred my house to you. Ipso facto, you are not coming in by order of the head of this home.
Or a choice:
"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."-A Line from Horace later used by Wilfred owen in a WW2 poem, ipso facto, whats right is right and past be the past, I will too.
"In flagrante delicto-caught red handed- Ispso Facto, you are a coward hater, not family until your calm your shanangins down."

"The man told the trusting woman that they "men" were taking a mountian trip while she went home to her dying grandmother. Ipso Facto, he/she were lying to one another and not only with one but several college students the woman knew nothing about. Again Ipso facto, how many spawns may he have he deny's?
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"To the fact" in Latin. Just an official way of saying "facts". To affirm something."
"This Sandwich is really fucking good."

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