Ipso facto is a Latin phrase most often used in jurisprudence and Law which translates as "by the very fact", "from the fact". A more colloquial informal expression for ipso facto is "automatically means".
- "Having fur and a tail, ipso facto he is an animal."
- "Her confession does not ipso facto prove her guilt."
- According to James 2:10, whoever shall keep the whole law of Moses, and yet offend in one point, he is ipso facto guilty of violating all of it.