What does the word status mean?

Usage examples for status

  1. Why should anyone voluntarily embrace a status of inconvenience? – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  2. While there have arisen during the year no grave questions affecting the status in the Russian Empire of American citizens of other faith than that held by the national church, this Government remains firm in its conviction that the rights of its citizens abroad should be in no wise affected by their religious belief. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various