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status quo ante

Definition of status quo ante

Etymology

    From the Latin stātus quō ante bellum erat ("the way things were before the war")

Noun

status quo ante (plural status quo antes)

  1. The way things were before.

Related terms

Further reading

Status quo ante is Latin for "the way things were before" and incorporates the term status quo. In law, it refers to the objective of a temporary restraining order or a rescission in which the situation is restored to "the state in which previously" it existed. It may also refer to:

  • status quo ante bellum, "the way things were before the war"
  • reset button technique, a technique in fiction writing

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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