What is De Facto Domicile?

Legal Definition
In French law, permanent and fixed residence in France of an alienwho has not acquired French citizenship nor taken steps to do so, but who intends tomake his home permanently or indefinitely in that country; called domicile "de facto"because domicile in the full sense of that term, as used in France, can only be acquiredby an act equivalent to naturalization. In re Cruger's Will. 30 Arise. Rep. 477. 73 N. Y.Supp. 812