Status Quo Ante Definition

antē
noun
The state of affairs existing prior to a given event.
Webster's New World
The situation as it existed before. As things were before whatever happened or is being discussed took place. For example, status quo ante bellum is the situation as it existed before the war.
Webster's New World Law
The way things were before.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Status Quo Ante

Noun

Singular:
status quo ante
Plural:
status-quo-antes

Origin of Status Quo Ante

  • From the Latin stātus quō ante bellum erat (“the way things were before the war")

    From Wiktionary

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