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status

noun [C or U] (OFFICIAL POSITION)    /ˈsteɪ.təs/ US  /-t̬əs/
C1 an accepted or official position , especially in a social group : The association works to promote the status of retired people as useful members of the community . There has been an increase in applications for refugee status. The success of her book has given her unexpected celebrity status. Applicants should have a degree or a qualification of equal status.Position and status in groups and organizations
(Definition of status noun (OFFICIAL POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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