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rebus sic stantibus

[ree-buh s sik stan-tuh-buh s] /ˈri bəs sɪk ˈstæn tə bəs/
noun, International Law.
1.
(of the duration of the binding force treaty) for as long as the relevant facts and circumstances remain basically the same.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin rēbus sīc stantibus with things remaining thus
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