status quo


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status quo

 (kwō)
n.
The existing condition or state of affairs.

[Latin status quō, state in which : status, state + quō, in which, ablative of quī, which.]

status quo

(kwəʊ)
n
the status quo the existing state of affairs
[literally: the state in which]

sta′tus quo′

(kwoʊ)
n.
the existing state or condition. Also called sta′tus in quo′.
[1825–35; < Latin: literally, state in which]

status quo

A Latin phrase meaning the state in which, used to mean the existing state of affairs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.status quo - the existing state of affairs
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
Translations
status quo
status quo
vallitseva tila
status quo
現状
현상
status quo
สถานภาพปัจจุบัน
hiện trạng

status quo

[ˌsteɪtəsˈkwəʊ] n
the status quo → le statu quostatus report nrapport m d'étapestatus symbol n (showing social success)signe m de réussite sociale; (showing financial success)signe m extérieur de richesse

status quo

nStatus quo m

status quo

n the status quolo statu quo

status quo

الوَضْعُ الرَّاهِن status quo status quo Status quo καθεστώς status quo vallitseva tila statu quo status quo status quo 現状 현상 status-quo status quo status quo status quo статус-кво status quo สถานภาพปัจจุบัน statüko hiện trạng 现状
References in classic literature ?
"I must inform her of my conclusion, that thinking over the terrible position in which she has placed her family, all other solutions will be worse for both sides than an external status quo, and that such I agree to retain, on the strict condition of obedience on her part to my wishes, that is to say, cessation of all intercourse with her lover." When this decision had been finally adopted, another weighty consideration occurred to Alexey
The cycle ends in a condition of quiescence, or of such action as tends only to preserve the status quo. The state of affairs in which this condition of quiescence is achieved is called the "purpose" of the cycle, and the initial mental occurrence involving discomfort is called a "desire" for the state of affairs that brings quiescence.
Summary: New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear next week a plea filed by Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, seeking direction for maintaining status quo as it existed before the Madras High Court order which curtailed her authority to act independently of the elected government.
The decision to keep the status quo in the Senate was reached in a caucus of the majority bloc on Monday and during a meeting with presumptive senators over the weekend.
LEGENDARY Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi is coming to Loughborough Town Hall on Friday, May 5, at 7.30pm.
along with China and Taiwan have no other option than to support the status quo in the region moving forward, reports UDN.
In a resolution, the SC granted Avila's plea for a status quo ante order (SQAO) that, in effect, lifted, in the meantime, the ruling of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which disqualified him as a candidate.
ISLAMABAD -- PTI senior leader Jahangir Tareen has condemned in strongest terms character assassination of former finance minister Asad Umar by PTI worker Farhan Virk saying he and Asad Umar waged struggle against status quo for 8 years together and he still holds in great reverence Asad Umar struggle
Palestinians, he said, "can no longer bear or exist with the status quo." Yet the PA is doing its utmost to maintain adherence to an approach that has only yielded further fragmentation of Palestine and Palestinians.
So, as an innovator, it is vital to constantly study to understand the status quo. Ignore the status quo at your own risk.
JERUSALEM, Thursday, March 21, 2019 (WAFA) -- After meeting with members of the Islamic Waqf Council in Jerusalem today for a briefing about recent developments at Al-Aqsa Mosque (Al-Haram al-Sharif) compound, European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah called for upholding the status quo at the holy site.
Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will try to hold on to status quo in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Thomas de Waal, a UK political analyst, senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region, Trend reports.