Pronunciation: (stā'tus, stat'us),[key] —n. 1. the position of an individual in relation to another or others, esp. in regard to social or professional standing.
2. state or condition of affairs: Arbitration has failed to change the status of the disagreement. 3. Law.the standing of a person before the law.
—adj. conferring or believed to confer elevated status: a status car; a status job.