Status-quo-ante meaning

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The way things were before.
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The state of affairs existing prior to a given event.
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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.
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Origin of status-quo-ante

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

    From Wiktionary