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      n   pl   , -tuses  
1    a social or professional position, condition, or standing to which varying degrees of responsibility, privilege, and esteem are attached  
2    the relative position or standing of a person or thing  
3    a high position or standing; prestige  
he has acquired a new status since he has been in that job     
4    the legal standing or condition of a person  
5    a state of affairs  
     (C17: from Latin: posture, from stare to stand)  

status quo  
      n   usually preceded by: the   the existing state of affairs  
     (literally: the state in which)  
status symbol  
      n   a possession which is regarded as proof of the owner's social position, wealth, prestige, etc.  
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condition, consequence, degree, distinction, eminence, grade, position, prestige, rank, standing  

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status n.
(Medical) repetitive fits or crises : sign of vital distress
Status epilepticus, asthmiticus

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A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
Used as an euphemism for replacing the word ‘fuck', with reference to the latter's taboo status and potential to shock or offend
[informal] Ex: Known for her banters and taste for swearing, the down-to-earth and much loved popstar was nonetheless warned to avoid dropping the F-bomb during the broadcast live ceremony
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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