Pronunciation: (stā'tus, stat'us), [key]
1. the position of an individual in relation to another or others, esp. in regard to social or professional standing.
2. state or condition of affairs: Arbitration has failed to change the status of the disagreement.
3. Law.the standing of a person before the law.
conferring or believed to confer elevated status: a status car; a status job.
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