Meaning of STATUS in English

STATUS

n. 1 rank, social position, relation to others, relative importance (not sure of their status in the hierarchy). 2 a superior social etc. position (considering your status in the business). 3 Law a person's legal standing which determines his or her rights and duties, e.g. citizen, alien, commoner, civilian, etc. 4 the position of affairs (let me know if the status changes). status symbol a possession etc. taken to indicate a person's high status.

[ L, = standing f. stare stand ]

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