Status-quo meaning

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The situation as it currently exists.
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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 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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The existing condition or state of affairs.
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The existing state of affairs (at a particular time)
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Origin of status-quo

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”).