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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: STATE1

status

noun
     
sta‧tus W2
1 [uncountable and countable] the official legal position or condition of a person, group, country etc [↪ standing]:
These documents have no legal status in Britain.
What is your marital status (=are you married or not)?
2 [uncountable] your social or professional rank or position, considered in relation to other people
high/low status
low-status jobs
Doctors have traditionally enjoyed high social status.
3 [uncountable] respect and importance that someone or something is given [= prestige]:
the status given to education
Mandela's status as a world leader
4

the status of something

a situation at a particular time, especially in an argument, discussion etc:
What's the status of the trade talks?

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