In statu quo

IN STATU QUO. In the same situation; in the same place; as, between the time of the submission and the time when the award was rendered, things remained in statu quo.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in classic literature ?
I have left everything in statu quo until I hear from you.
"(12) Newton's own statement in the Principia mathematica of the law, which he lists as one of the axioms or leges motus, is: "Corpus omne perseverare in statu quo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum ilium mutare.