Status-quo definition

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The existing condition or state of affairs.
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The existing state of affairs (at a particular time)
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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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The situation as it currently exists.
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The definition of status quo is the current political or social conditions.

An example of status quo is that the U.S. government is in debt.

An example of status quo is the common sense of a period of time.

An example of status quo is the economic conditions of a particular class at a particular period of history.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
status-quo
Plural:
status-quos

Origin of status-quo

  • Latin status quō state in which status state quō in which ablative of quī which

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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”).

    From Wiktionary