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status a person's position or rank in relation to others or in the view of others. [4 definitions]
status offender a person who commits an act that is prohibited for one of his or her legal status, such as that of being a minor or a convicted felon. "Status offender" often refers to a minor who commits an act that is not illegal for adults, such as an act of truancy or alcohol consumption.
status offense an act that is illegal when performed by people of a certain legal status, such as that of a minor or convicted felon.
status quo the existing state; conditions as they are at a given time.
status symbol a possession, habit, lifestyle, or practice regarded as a mark of social status, esp. of high status.
statute a law made by a legislature, as opposed to one established by the courts.
statute law a law enacted by legislative action. [2 definitions]
statute mile see "mile."
statute of limitations a statute limiting the period of time during which legal action may be taken on a certain issue.
statutory of or being a statute or statutes. [2 definitions]
statutory rape the crime of sexual intercourse committed with a female who is younger than the legal age of consent.
staunch1 variant of stanch1.
staunch2 unwaveringly firm or loyal. [2 definitions]
stave a narrow, usu. curved wooden strip used to make barrels, casks, or the like. [7 definitions]
stave off to keep at a distance; ward off. [2 definitions]
staves a plural form of staff1. [2 definitions]
stay1 to spend time in a place. [12 definitions]
stay2 an object used to support or steady something; brace. [3 definitions]
stay3 a heavy rope or wire used to make a ship's masts steady. [2 definitions]
staying power the ability to endure or last; endurance.
staysail a triangular sail that is set on a stay.