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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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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.