Status quo ante

Status quo ante

Status quo ante, Latin for, "the way things were before," incorporating the term status quo, may refer to:

* In law, the objective of a temporary restraining order or a rescission in which the situation is restored to "the state in which previously" it existed
* Status quo ante bellum, meaning "the way things were before the war"
* Another name for the reset button technique, a technique in fiction writing

This phrase is commonly used in plea agreements to allow the parties to return to the way things were in case some contingency does not occur (i.e. failure to pay restitution by a given date).

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  • Status quo ante — Status quo (lateinisch: bestehender (aktueller) Zustand, eigentlich Zustand, in dem… oder Zustand, durch den…) bezeichnet den gegenwärtigen Zustand einer Sache. Häufig auch im Ost West Konflikt gebraucht, was in diesem Zusammenhang den Stillstand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • STATUS QUO ANTE — STATUS QUO ANTE, term applied to those communities in Hungary which after the schism that occurred at the Hungarian General Jewish Congress of 1868–69 (see hungary ) did not join the neologist organization or the Orthodox communities (1871) but… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • status quo ante — status quo an·te / kwō an tē/ n [Latin, state in which previously]: the state of affairs that existed previously rescind the contract and restore the parties to the status quo ante Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Status quo ante —         (лат.) предшествующее состояние, Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • status quo ante — [an′tē] n. 〚L〛 the state of affairs existing prior to a given event * * * …   Universalium

  • status quo ante — [an′tē] n. [L] the state of affairs existing prior to a given event …   English World dictionary

  • Status quo ante — Sta|tus quo ạn|te, der; [lat., zu ante = vorher] (bildungsspr.): Stand vor dem infrage kommenden Tatbestand od. Ereignis. * * * Status quo; Status quo ante   Diese lateinischen Fügungen bedeuten wörtlich übersetzt »Zustand, in dem (...)« bzw.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • status quo (ante) —   see in statu quo (ante) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • status quo ante — noun The way things were before. See Also: status quo …   Wiktionary

  • status quo ante — sta·tus quo an·te || stætÉ™s‚kwəʊ æntɪ / steɪtÉ™s conditions as they previously existed, things are they always have been …   English contemporary dictionary

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