Your answer is partially true. The premise that is set forth by the OP and the 2.c. definition of 'fact' is that a "fact" is "something believed to be true or real". I did not coin the definition. The problem seems to exist in the minds of those that cannot accept the socially acceptable definition as printed in that dictionary. To those that hold such a reluctance toward accepting that definition, I would suggest that you petition the publisher of that dictionary, and force that publisher to remove that definition and post a statement as to why the definition as been removed from the listing of definitions of 'fact'.
Originally Posted by Swensson
"THOUGHT. The operation of the mind. No one can be punished for his mere thoughts however wicked they may be. Human laws cannot reach them, first, because they are unknown; and, secondly, unless made manifest by some action, they are not injurious to any one; but when they manifest themselves, then the act, which is the consequence, may be punished. Dig. 50 16, 225."