in statu quo

adverb
in sta·​tu quo | \in-ˌstā-(ˌ)tü-ˈkwō, -ˌsta-;-ˌsta-(ˌ)chü-\

Definition of in statu quo 

: in the former or same state

First Known Use of in statu quo

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in statu quo

New Latin, literally, in the state in which

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