status quo ante
Definition of status quo ante
From the Latin stātus quō ante bellum erat ("the way things were before the war")
status quo ante (plural status quo antes)
- The way things were before.
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
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