in statu quo


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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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