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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin statūs, the nominative plural form of status (condition, position, rank).

PronunciationEdit

  • It is not clear how (or if) this word is pronounced. It may be enPR: stāʹto͞os, stăʹto͞os, IPA(key): /ˈsteɪtuːs/, /ˈstatuːs/, or perhaps enPR: stāʹto͞oz, stăʹto͞oz, IPA(key): /ˈsteɪtuːz/, /ˈstatuːz/.

NounEdit

statūs pl

  1. (rare) plural of status
    • 2006, Hans J. Vermeer, Luhmann’s “social systems” theory, page 16
      Analogically we who observe Luhmann’s theory have two statūs²².
      ²² The ū indicates plural: status (singular) vs. statūs (plural), and so likewise with other Latin words of the so-called u-declension, e.g. nexus vs. nexūs.

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