In the Identical words; opposed to “substantially.” Town- send v. Jeinison, 7 How. 710, 12 L. Ed. 8S0; Summons v. State, 5 Ohio St. 340. IPSO FACTO. By the fact itself; by the mere fact. By the mere effect of an act or a fact. In English ecclesiastical law. A censure of excommunication in the ecclesiastical court, immediately incurred for divers offenses, after lawful trial.