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From Latin status (“state”) (sometimes used in the ablative statu) + quō (“in which”), the ablative of quī (“which”). From the Latin in statu quō ante bellum erat (“the way it was before the war”).
- The state of things; the way things are, as opposed to the way they could be; the existing state of affairs.
the state of things
- status quo (the existing state of things)