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quietus

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noun qui·etus \kwī-ˈē-təs, -ˈā-\

Definition of quietus

  1. 1 :  final settlement (as of a debt)

  2. 2 :  removal from activity; especially :  death

  3. 3 :  something that quiets or represses <put the quietus on their celebration>



Examples of quietus

  1. <was granted a quietus on the remainder of the debt in the old man's will>

  2. <her unshakable belief in a blissful afterlife allowed her to meet her quietus without the slightest tinge of fear or regret>



Origin of quietus

Middle English quietus est, from Medieval Latin, he is quit, formula of discharge from obligation


First Known Use: 1540

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