Status quoStatus Quo Ante Erat
: Literally "the state of things as it was before", usually used in the short form status quo
, meaning the current, existing state of affairs.
Sometimes there is a policy of deliberate ambiguity, referring to the status quo rather than formalizing the status, see Political status of Taiwan.
See also: Establishment, Conservative, Status.
For the perennial British rock band, see Status Quo (band)