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Meaning of QUIETUS

Pronunciation:  kwI'eetus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

QUIETUS is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: eternal rest, eternal sleep, rest, sleep
 
 See Also: death

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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