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FACT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to make or do.]

1. Any thing done, or that comes to pass; an act; a deed; an effect produced or achieved; an event. Witnesses are introduced into court to prove a fact. Facts are stubborn things. To deny a fact knowingly is to lie.

2. Reality; truth; as, in fact. So we say, indeed.



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FACT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to make or do.]

1. Any thing done, or that comes to pass; an act; a deed; an effect produced or achieved; an event. Witnesses are introduced into court to prove a fact. Facts are stubborn things. To deny a fact knowingly is to lie.

2. Reality; truth; as, in fact. So we say, indeed.

FACT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to make or do; Fr. fait; It. fatto; Sp. hecho.]

  1. Any thing done, or that comes to pass; an act; a deed; an effect produced or achieved; an event. Witnesses are introduced into court to prove a fact. Facts are stubborn things. To deny a fact knowingly is to lie.
  2. Reality; truth; as, in fact. So we say, indeed.

Fact
  1. A doing, making, or preparing.

    [Obs.]

    A project for the fact and vending
    Of a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies.
    B. Jonson.

  2. An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

    What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am not able to conjecture. Evelyn.

    He who most excels in fact of arms. Milton.

  3. Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
  4. The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.

    I do not grant the fact. De Foe.

    This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not true. Roger Long.

    * The term fact has in jurisprudence peculiar uses in contrast with law; as, attorney at law, and attorney in fact; issue in law, and issue in fact. There is also a grand distinction between law and fact with reference to the province of the judge and that of the jury, the latter generally determining the fact, the former the law. Burrill Bouvier.
    [1913 Webster]

    Accessary before, or after, the fact. See under Accessary. -- Matter of fact, an actual occurrence; a verity; used adjectively: of or pertaining to facts; prosaic; unimaginative; as, a matter-of-fact narration.

    Syn. -- Act; deed; performance; event; incident; occurrence; circumstance.

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Fact

FACT, noun [Latin factum, from facio, to make or do.]

1. Any thing done, or that comes to pass; an act; a deed; an effect produced or achieved; an event. Witnesses are introduced into court to prove a fact Facts are stubborn things. To deny a fact knowingly is to lie.

2. Reality; truth; as, in fact So we say, indeed.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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doer

DOER, n. [from do.]

1. One who does; one who performs or executes; an actor; an agent.

2. One who performs what is required; one who observes, keeps or obeys, in practice.

The doers of the law shall be justified. Romans 2.

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