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- n. The existing condition or state of affairs.
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- n. 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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- n. the existing state of affairs
Latin status quō, state in which : status, state + quō, in which, ablative of quī, which.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)