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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).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsteɪtəs ˈkwəʊ/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˌstætəs ˈkwoʊ/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsteɪtəs ˈkwoʊ/

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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status quo m (plural status quo's)

  1. status quo

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status quo m (plural status quo)

  1. status quo (the existing state of things)