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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.


noun caliber, caste, circumstance, class, dignity, elevation, eminence, esteem, footing, grade, importance, notability, place, position, posture, prestige, prominence, quality, rank, rating, situation, state, station, superiority
Associated concepts: proof of status, status of purchaser, staaus of trustee
See also: aspect, caliber, case, character, class, condition, credit, degree, honor, phase, position, posture, precedence, prestige, quality, rating, recognition, reputation, situation, state, title

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.

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The EEG revealed characteristic findings, and our patient had all the common clinical features, of complex partial status epilepticus, except mutism.
It is not surprising that participants had greater confidence in identifying GCSE than in identifying complex partial status epilepticus (CPSE) because of the dramatic clinical features associated with GCSE, such as tonic clonic movements and cyanosis.
Williamson P, Spencer D, Spencer S, Novelly R, Mattson R: Complex partial status epilepticus: A depth electrode study.