status quo

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noun \-ˈkwō\

Definition of status quo

  1. :  the existing state of affairs seeks to preserve the status quo

Examples of status quo in a Sentence

  1. He is content with the status quo and does not like change.

  2. civic leaders who are afraid to do anything that might change the town's status quo

Origin and Etymology of status quo

Latin, state in which


First Known Use: 1719


STATUS QUO Defined for English Language Learners

status quo

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Definition of status quo for English Language Learners

  • : the current situation : the way things are now


Law Dictionary

status quo

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noun \-ˈkwō\

Legal Definition of status quo

  1. :  the existing state of affairs; specifically :  the last actual and uncontested state of affairs that preceded a controversy and that is to be preserved by preliminary injunction — compare status quo ante

Origin and Etymology of status quo

Latin, state in which



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