in statu quo

adverb

in sta·​tu quo in-ˌstā-(ˌ)tü-ˈkwō How to pronounce in statu quo (audio)
-ˌsta-;
-ˌsta-(ˌ)chü-
: in the former or same state

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, in the state in which

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in statu quo was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“In statu quo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20statu%20quo. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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