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Brewer's: De Facto

Actually, in reality; in opposition to de jure, lawfully or rightfully. Thus John was de facto king, but Arthur was so de jure. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. …

Sukhumi

(Encyclopedia) Sukhumi so͝okho͞o´mē [key], Abkhaz Sukhum, city (2011 pop. 62,914), capital of Abkhazia , a region in W Georgia that has had de facto independence since the 1990. Located on t...

Ilemi Triangle

(Encyclopedia) Ilemi Triangle, triangular-shaped region, c.10,000 sq km (3,860 sq mi) in area, at the NW corner of Lake Turkana, E Africa. It borders South Sudan (W), Ethiopia (E) and Kenya (S). A disputed te...

Tskhinvali

(Encyclopedia) Tskhinvali tskhĭn´välĭ [key], city (1989 pop. 42,934), capital of South Ossetia , a region of N Georgia that has had de facto independence since the 1990s. The city has lumber mills ...

Halayeb Triangle

(Encyclopedia) Halayeb Triangle or Hala'ib Triangle, roughly triangular disputed territory, c.7,950 sq mi (20,590 sq km), along the Egypt-Sudan border, on the Red Sea coast. Claimed by Egypt and Sudan,...

Kocharian, Robert Sedraki

(Encyclopedia) Kocharian, Robert Sedraki, 1954–, Armenian political leader. He served (1972–74) in the Soviet army and worked as a mechanical engineer (1977–81) before graduating (1982) from the Yerevan...

Batlle Ibáñez, Jorge Luis

(Encyclopedia) Batlle Ibáñez, Jorge Luis, 1927–2016, Uruguayan political leader, lawyer, and journalist, president of Uruguay (2000–2005). He was a member of the Colorado party, founded by his great unc...

Bouterse, Désiré Delano

(Encyclopedia) Bouterse, Désiré Delano, 1945–, Surinamese military and political leader. He received military training in the Netherlands and was stationed at a German military base, returning to Suriname...

Yan'an

(Encyclopedia) Yan'an or Yenan both: yĕn-än [key], city (1991 pop. 115,900), N Shaanxi prov., China, on the Yen River. Now a market and tourist center, it is famed as the terminus of the long m...

Mohammed bin Salman

(Encyclopedia) Mohammed bin Salman, 1985–, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, b. Riyadh. The son of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz , he received a law degree from King Saud Univ. (2007) and then worked in gove...