Quietus meaning

kwī-ētəs
Release from life; death.
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A final discharge, as of a duty or debt.
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Discharge or release from debt, obligation, or office.
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Discharge or release from life; death.
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Anything that kills.
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Anything that serves to quiet, curb, or end an activity.
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Something that serves to suppress, check, or eliminate.
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A stillness or pause; something that quiets or represses; removal from activity; especially: death.
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Final settlement (as of a debt).
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Origin of quietus

  • Short for Middle English quietus (est) (he is) discharged (of an obligation) from Medieval Latin quiētus (est) from Latin (he is) at rest quiet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin quiÄ“tus (“at rest").

    From Wiktionary