rest in peace

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rest in peace

used to say one hopes a person who has died will have peace in death
  • May she rest in peace.

Word by Word Definitions

rest play
  1. : repose, sleep

  2. : freedom from activity or labor

  3. : a state of motionlessness or inactivity

  1. : to get rest by lying down

  2. : to lie dead

  3. : to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion

  1. : a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance

  1. : something that remains over : remainder

peace play
  1. : a state of tranquility or quiet: such as

  2. : freedom from civil disturbance

  3. : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

  1. : to be, become, or keep silent or quiet


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