His current status as the frontrunner is no less controversial.
In the new leadership makeup, the status of the Central Political and Legislative Commission was downgraded.
The interests of the Israeli government are stacked against a change in that status quo.
1670s, "height," later "legal standing of a person" (1791), from Latin status "condition, position, state, manner, attitude," from stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "social or professional standing" is from 1820. Status symbol first recorded 1955.
status sta·tus (stā'təs, stāt'əs)
A state or condition.
The relative position of an individual within a group, or of a group within a society.
Note: Though the term can refer to either high or low standing, it is often used only to imply a position of prestige.