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Law the legal standing or condition of a person


  1. any stable position within a social system associated with specific expectations, rights and duties. 'Status’ in this sense is equivalent to ROLE, although it is the latter term which has the wider currency.
  2. the positive or negative honour, prestige, power, etc., attaching to a position, or an individual person, within a system of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION (often referred to as social status).
Both conceptions derive from forms of society in which individual social locations were relatively fixed (see ASCRIBED STATUS, MAINE), for example by religion or by law (see CASTE, ESTATE). In modern societies status positions tend to be more fluid. See also STATUS GROUP, CLASS, STATUS AND PARTY, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, STATUS CONSISTENCY AND INCONSISTENCY.



in the Hamito-Semitic languages, a grammatical category of the noun that determines whether the noun is definite and whether it has a relationship with other parts of the sentence; in particular, whether the noun has a genitival attribute. A noun’s status also indicates possession, as in Arabic - i(”my”), and demonstrativeness, as in Somali -k-an (”this,” masculine) and -t-an (”this,” feminine). The category of status exists in the Semitic, Coptic, Berber, Cushitic and Chad languages. It is expressed by means of suffixes, prefixes, internal inflection, and distinctions in declensional paradigms.


D’iakonov, I. M. Semito-khamitskie iazyki. Moscow, 1965.
Tucker, A. N., and M. A. Bryan. The Non-Bantu Languages ofNorth-Eastern Africa. London, 1966.
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Here the lymph node number and the progesterone receptor status is compared; most of the women had 4 to 10 lymph nodes and they were mostly progesterone negative.
Comparing age and progesterone receptor status using Fisher exact test with p value 0.
Menarche and progesterone receptor status studied in 40 women showed most of them attained their menarche at the age of 14, as the age increased there has been increase in progesterone negativity.
Tumour size and progesterone receptor status is compared and an increase in negativity is seen as the size of the tumour increases.
Lymph node number and progesterone receptor status shows that as the lymph node number increases the progesterone receptor becomes negative and the analysis is done using Fisher exact test.
The menopause age could not be considered as among the 40 women taken, less than 20 only attained menopause and it did not show any relation to oestrogen or progesterone receptor status.