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Status quo

Status 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)