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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Operational definition of status epilepticus used in this study was that a seizure continuous in character for more than five minutes or multiple seizures occurring consecutively during which patients were unable to regain consciousness over a time period of 30 minutes.
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Recent struggles, like that of Sharon Mclvor, who took her challenge of the sex-based hierarchy of status entrenched in Canada's 1985 amendment to the United Nations, remind us that status women still do not have full status or the same ability to transmit status to their children and grandchildren.
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The researchers found that although the type of disclosure did not affect peer status disclosers, higher status individuals who disclosed a weakness experienced a "status penalty." As a result, higher status disclosers were liked less, and participants resisted their influence more during the task.
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Status Save For WhatsApp Users can save any WhatsApp status in a single way or multiple statuses together also can share this status to a whatsapp contact.
Each status can be a maximum of 100 characters and you can add emojis. 
The WhatsApp blog post goes on to say, "Just like eight years ago when we first started WhatsApp, this new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use WhatsApp easily updated in a fun and simple way".