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: 1807


STATUS QUO Defined for English Language Learners

status quo

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noun \-ˈkwō\

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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