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Quietus

Quietus Meaning & Definition
Quietus Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quietus?

[n] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quietus: eternal rest | eternal sleep | rest | sleep

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See Also | death

Quietus In Webster's Dictionary

\Qui*e"tus\, n. [LL. quietus quit, discharged, L., at rest, quiet, dead. See {Quiet}, a., and cf. {Quit}, a.] Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation; that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death. When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin. --Shak.

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