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The existing condition or state of affairs.
[Latin status quō, state in which : status, state + quō, in which, ablative of quī, which.]
the status quo the existing state of affairs
[literally: the state in which]
the existing state or condition. Also called sta′tus in quo′.
[1825–35; < Latin: literally, state in which]
A Latin phrase meaning the state in which, used to mean the existing state of affairs.
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situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
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