Is the "correct" form "statu" (ablative s.) simply because the known quotation is preceded by "in" (which takes the ablative) or is it for some reason ablative even when it stands alone? I would have thought the grammatically correct stand-alone form of the noun would be nominative status + ablative quo ("situation in-which").
I believe that it be 'status,' not 'stātus.'
- You are correct; the Latin vowel appears to be short in that word. I have corrected the entry. --EncycloPetey 22:47, 11 February 2012 (UTC)