requiescat

noun
re·qui·es·cat | \ ˌre-kwē-ˈe-ˌskät , -ˌkat ; ˌrā-kwē-ˈe-ˌskät \

Definition of requiescat 

: a prayer for the repose of a dead person

First Known Use of requiescat

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for requiescat

Latin, may he (or she) rest, from requiescere to rest, from re- + quiescere to be quiet, from quies

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