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status quo

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin status (state) (sometimes used in the ablative statu) + quō (in which), the ablative of quī (which). From the Latin in statu quō ante bellum erat (the way it was before the war).

NounEdit

status quo (plural status quos)

  1. The state of things; the way things are, as opposed to the way they could be; the existing state of affairs.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌstaːtʏs ˈkʋoː/

NounEdit

status quo m (plural status quo's)

  1. status quo

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NounEdit

status quo m (plural status quo)

  1. status quo (the existing state of things)