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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.

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STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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more consistent, positive effects of SES on students' math--versus
reading--gains in their studies of SES in large, urban school districts.
(8) Instead, this article focuses on ways in which the target could be met solely in terms of the distribution of low SES students between universities.
Commenting on the announcement, Collar said: "In the last 18 months, we have made important strides at SES. Andrew is stepping down with the business in excellent shape: clear strategic direction, a strong balance sheet and a broad and talented finance organisation.
SES is also anticipating that within the next 10 years, Asia will witness the largest growth in enterprise VSAT (very small aperture terminal) sites at seven percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach almost one million by 2026.
Steve Corda, VP of business development at SES Video, SES' global media business unit, concluded: "Momentum continues to build as SES accelerates the delivery and commercial availability of 4K/UHD services throughout North America, and we expect more cable and IPTV providers to join the trio of operators who have already launched their commercial 4K/UHD services using our platform."
The growth of SES's global channel count has been pronounced in the emerging markets, where the company is successfully expanding its presence in global video, as a key element of SES's differentiated strategy.
The company added that SES 10 is designed to operate for 15 years in geosynchronous orbit, utilising an electric plasma propulsion system for on-orbit manoeuvres and a chemical system for initial orbit raising and some on-orbit manoeuvres.
Norbert HE[micro]lzle, Senior Vice President Commercial Europe of SES, said: "We are happy to extend our partnership with TRT Turk and look forward to broadcasting the Turkish channel to new audiences in sub-Saharan Africa where demand for digital TV content is constantly growing.