status quo ante

Definition of "status quo ante"
  1. The condition or situation that was in place before a specific event occurred
How to use "status quo ante" in a sentence
  1. The court ordered the properties to be returned to the status quo ante after the contract was invalidated.
  2. The defendant asked for a return to status quo ante when the business arrangement turned sour.
  3. The diplomat negotiated for a status quo ante to resolve the territorial dispute amicably.

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