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WORD ORIGIN

1833, from Latin status quo "the state in which," hence "existing state of affairs." Also status quo ante "the state in which before, state of affairs previous" (1877).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STATUS IN QUO

status quo

nouncurrent situation
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